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The Chrome cache location must be set


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35786 DTBC-0032 SV-47073r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"Configures the directory that Google Chrome will use for storing cached files on the disk. If you set this policy, Google Chrome will use the provided directory regardless whether the user has specified the '--disk-cache-dir' flag or not. If this policy is left not set the default cache directory will be used and the user will be able to override it with the '--disk-cache-dir' command line flag." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44132r1_chk )
Universal method(Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox(address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If the policy "DiskCacheDir" is not shown or is not set to "${local_app_data}\Chrome\Cache", then this is a finding.

Start regedit
Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\DiskCacheDir
If this key does not exist or is not set to "${local_app_data}\Chrome\Cache" this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40334r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 13 or later.
Windows Registry:
Registry Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: DiskCacheDir
Value Type: String (REG_SZ)
Value Data: "${local_app_data}\Chrome\Cache"

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: "Set disk cache directory"
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: "${local_app_data}\Chrome\Cache"