FFOX-00-000004 - Firefox must be configured to not automatically check for updated versions of installed search plugins.

Details

Updates must be controlled and installed from authorized and trusted servers. This setting overrides a number of other settings that may direct the application to access external URLs.


Solution

Windows group policy:
1. Open the group policy editor tool with 'gpedit.msc'.
2. Navigate to Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Mozilla\Firefox\
Policy Name: Preferences
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value:
{
'browser.search.update': {
'Value': false,
'Status': 'locked'
}
}

macOS 'plist' file:
Add the following:
Preferences

browser.search.update

Value

Status
locked



Linux 'policies.json' file:
Add the following in the policies section:
'Preferences': {
'browser.search.update': {
'Value': false,
'Status': 'locked'
}
}


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Configuration Management.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.


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