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Site tracking of a user’s location must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235749 EDGE-00-000032 SV-235749r626523_rule Medium
Description
Set whether websites can track users' physical locations. Tracking can be allowed by default ("AllowGeolocation") or denied by default ("BlockGeolocation"), or the user can be asked each time a website requests their location ("AskGeolocation"). If this policy is not configured, "AskGeolocation" is used and the user can change it. Policy options mapping: - AllowGeolocation (1) = Allow sites to track users' physical location. - BlockGeolocation (2) = Do not allow any site to track users' physical location. - AskGeolocation (3) = Ask whenever a site wants to track users' physical location.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38968r626443_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings/Default geolocation setting" must be set to "enabled" with the option value set to "Don't allow any site to track users' physical location".

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

If the value for "DefaultGeolocationSetting" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 2", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38931r626444_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings/Default geolocation setting" to "enabled" and select "Don't allow any site to track users' physical location".