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Automated installation of missing plugins must be disabled


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35790 DTBC-0036 SV-47077r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"If you set this setting to enabled the automatic search and installation of missing plugins will be disabled in Google Chrome." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44136r1_chk )
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If DisablePluginFinder is not displayed under the Policy Name column or it is not set to true 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 DisablePluginFinder value name does not exist or its value data is not set to 1, then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40338r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 11 or later.

Windows registry:
Key Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: DisablePluginFinder
Value Type: Boolean (REG_DWORD)
Value Data: 1

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: Specify whether the plugin finder should be disabled
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: N/A