|Trust access for VBA must be disallowed.
|VSTO projects require access to the Visual Basic for Applications project system in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, even though the projects do not use Visual Basic for Applications. Design-time...
|Trust Bar Notifications for unsigned application add-ins must be blocked.
|If an application is configured to require all add-ins be signed by a trusted publisher, any unsigned add-ins the application loads will be disabled and the application will display the Trust Bar...
|ActiveX Installs must be configured for proper restriction.
|Microsoft ActiveX controls allow unmanaged, unprotected code to run on the user computers. ActiveX controls do not run within a protected container in the browser like the other types of HTML or...
|Enabling IE Bind to Object functionality must be present.
|Internet Explorer performs a number of safety checks before initializing an ActiveX control. It will not initialize a control if the kill bit for the control is set in the registry, or if the...
|Database functionality configurations must be displayed to the user.
|When users open an untrusted Access 2016 database that contains user-programmed executable components, Access opens the database with the components disabled and displays the Message Bar with a...
|Saved from URL mark to assure Internet zone processing must be enforced.
|Typically, when Internet Explorer loads a web page from a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) share that contains a Mark of the Web (MOTW) comment, indicating the page was saved from a site on the...
|Protection from zone elevation must be enforced.
|Internet Explorer places restrictions on each web page users can use the browser to open. Web pages on a user's local computer have the fewest security restrictions and reside in the Local Machine...
|Navigation to URLs embedded in Office products must be blocked.
|To protect users from attacks, Internet Explorer usually does not attempt to load malformed URLs. This functionality can be controlled separately for instances of Internet Explorer spawned by...
|The configuration for enabling of hyperlinks must be enforced.
|Access underlines hyperlinks that appear in tables, queries, forms, and reports. If this configuration is changed, users might click on dangerous hyperlinks without realizing it, which could pose...
|File Downloads must be configured for proper restrictions.
|Disabling this setting allows websites to present file download prompts via code without the user specifically initiating the download. User preferences may also allow the download to occur...
|Scripted Window Security must be enforced.
|Malicious websites often try to confuse or trick users into giving a site permission to perform an action allowing the site to take control of the users' computers in some manner. Disabling or not...
|Add-on Management functionality must be allowed.
|Internet Explorer add-ons are pieces of code, run in Internet Explorer, to provide additional functionality. Rogue add-ons may contain viruses or other malicious code. Disabling or not configuring...
|Disabling of user name and password syntax from being used in URLs must be enforced.
|The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) standard allows user authentication to be included in URL strings in the form http://username:email@example.com. A malicious user might use this URL syntax to...
|Add-ins to Office applications must be signed by a Trusted Publisher.
|Office 2016 applications do not check the digital signature on application add-ins before opening them. Disabling or not configuring this setting may allow an application to load a dangerous...
|Links that invoke instances of Internet Explorer from within an Office product must be blocked.
|The Pop-up Blocker feature in Internet Explorer can be used to block most unwanted pop-up and pop-under windows from appearing. This functionality can be controlled separately for instances of...
|The Save commands default file format must be configured.
|When users create new database files, Access saves them in the new Access format. Users can change this functionality by clicking the Office button, clicking "Access Options", and then selecting a...