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Autoplay must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235741 EDGE-00-000024 SV-235741r626523_rule Medium
Description
This policy sets the media autoplay policy for websites. The default setting, "Not configured" respects the current media autoplay settings and lets users configure their autoplay settings. Setting to "Enabled" sets media autoplay to "Allow". All websites are allowed to autoplay media. Users cannot override this policy. Setting to "Disabled" sets media autoplay to "Block". No websites are allowed to autoplay media. Users cannot override this policy.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38960r626419_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow media autoplay for websites" must be set to "disabled".

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

If the value for "AutoplayAllowed" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 0", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38923r626420_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow media autoplay for websites" to "disabled".