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Sites ability to show pop-ups must be disabled


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35621 DTBC-0004 SV-46908r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"Allows you to set whether websites are allowed to show pop-ups. Showing popups can be either allowed for all websites or denied for all websites. If this policy is left not set, 'BlockPopups' will be used and the user will be able to change it. 1 = Allow all sites to show pop-ups 2 = Do not allow any site to show popups" - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-43964r1_chk )
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If DefaultPopupsSetting is not displayed under the Policy Name column or it is not set to Do not allow any site to show popups under the Policy Value column, then this is a finding.

Windows method:
1. Start regedit
2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
3. If the value name DefaultPopupsSetting does not exist or its value data is not set to 2, then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40162r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 10 or later.

Windows registry:
Key Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: DefaultPopupsSetting
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 2

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\Content Settings\
Policy Name: Default popups setting
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: Do not allow any site to show popups