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Sites that are approved to use approved plugins must be whitelisted


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35798 DTBC-0044 SV-47085r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
Allows you to set a list of url patterns that specify sites which are allowed to run plugins. If this policy is left not set the global default value will be used for all sites either from the 'DefaultPluginsSetting' policy if it is set, or the user's personal configuration otherwise." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44144r1_chk )
Universal method(Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox(address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If the policy "PluginsAllowedForUrls" is not shown or is not set to "[*.]gov", and "[*.]mil", then this is a finding.

Start regedit
Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\PluginsAllowedForUrls
If this key does not exist or is not set to "[*.]gov", and "[*.]mil" this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40346r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 11 or later.
Windows Registry:
Registry Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: PluginsAllowedForUrls
Value Type: List of strings
Value Data: "[*.]gov" and "[*.]mil"

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\Content Settings\
Policy Name: "Allow plugins on these sites"
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: "[*.]gov" and "[*.]mil"