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Default behavior must block plugin usage


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35794 DTBC-0040 SV-47081r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"Allows you to set whether websites are allowed to automatically run plugins. Automatically running plugins can be either allowed for all websites or denied for all websites. If this policy is left not set, 'AllowPlugins' will be used and the user will be able to change it. 1 = Allow all sites to automatically run plugins 2 = Block all plugins." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44140r1_chk )
Universal method(Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox(address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If the policy "DefaultPluginsSetting" is not shown or is not set to "Block all plugins", this is a finding.

Start regedit
Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\DefaultPluginsSetting
If this key does not exist or is not set to 2 this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40342r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 10 or later.

Windows Registry:
Registry Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: DefaultPluginsSetting
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 2

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\Content Settings\
Policy Name: "Default plugins setting"
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: "Block all plugins"