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The ability of sites to show pop-ups must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235725 EDGE-00-000008 SV-235725r626523_rule Medium
Description
Set whether websites can show pop-up windows. Pop-ups can be allowed on all websites ("AllowPopups") or blocked on all sites ("BlockPopups"). If this policy is configured, pop-up windows are blocked by default, and users can change this setting. Policy options mapping: - AllowPopups (1) = Allow all sites to show pop-ups. - BlockPopups (2) = Do not allow any site to show pop-ups.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38944r626371_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings/Default pop-up window setting" must be set to "Enabled" with the option value set to "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups".

Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

If the value for DefaultPopupsSetting is not set to "REG_DWORD = 2", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38907r626372_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings/Default pop-up window setting" to "Enabled" with the option value set to "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups".