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Plugins must be disabled by default


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35788 DTBC-0034 SV-47075r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"Specifies a list of plugins that are disabled in Google Chrome and prevents users from changing this setting. The wildcard characters * and ? can be used to match sequences of arbitrary characters. * matches an arbitrary number of characters while ? specifies an optional single character, i.e. matches zero or one characters. The escape character is \, so to match actual *, ?, or \ characters, you can put a \ in front of them. If you enable this setting, the specified list of plugins is never used in Google Chrome. The plugins are marked as disabled in about:plugins and users cannot enable them. Note that this policy can be overridden by EnabledPlugins and DisabledPluginsExceptions. If this policy is left not set the user can use any plugin installed on the system except for hard-coded incompatible, outdated or dangerous plugins. - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44134r1_chk )
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If DisabledPlugins is not displayed under the Policy Name column or it is not set to * under the Policy Value column, then this is a finding.

Windows method:
1. Start regedit
2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\DisabledPlugins
3. If the DisabledPlugins key does not exist, or the 1 value name does not exist under that key and the value data is not set to * then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40336r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 8 or later.

Windows registry:
Key Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\DisabledPlugins
Value Name: 1
Value Type: String (REG_SZ)
Value Data: *

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: Specify a list of disabled plugins
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: *