DTOO110 - Blocking as default file block opening behavior must be enforced.

Details

Users can open, view, or edit a large number of file types in PowerPoint 2013. Some file types are safer than others, as some could allow malicious code to become active on user computers or the network. For this reason, disabling or not configuring this setting could allow malicious code to become active on user computers or the network.


Solution

Set the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 -> PowerPoint Options -> Security -> Trust Center -> File Block Settings 'Set default file block behavior' to 'Enabled: Blocked files are not opened'.


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: System and Communications Protection.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.


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