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The dialog enabling users to grant permissions to execute signed content from an un-trusted authority must be locked.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-32829 JRE0010-UX SV-43601r1_rule Medium
Java applets exist both signed and unsigned. Even for signed applets, there can be many sources, some of which may be purveyors of malware. Applet sources considered trusted can have their information populated into the browser, enabling Java to validate applets against trusted sources. Permitting execution of signed Java applets from un-trusted sources may result in acquiring malware, and risks system modification, invasion of privacy, or denial of service. Ensuring users cannot change settings, contributes to a more consistent security profile. NOTE: The 'JRE' directory in the file path may reflect the specific JRE release installed.
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 STIG for UNIX 2012-07-23


Check Text ( C-41463r3_chk )
Navigate to the 'deployment.properties' file for Java.

If the key 'deployment.security.askgrantdialog.notinca.locked' is not present this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-37103r4_fix)
Lock the 'Allow user to grant permissions to content from an un-trusted authority' feature.
Navigate to the 'deployment.properties' file for Java.

Add the key 'deployment.security.askgrantdialog.notinca.locked'.