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Extensions installation must be blocklisted by default.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235754 EDGE-00-000041 SV-235754r799955_rule Medium
Description
List specific extensions that users cannot install in Microsoft Edge. When this policy is deployed, any extensions on this list that were previously installed will be disabled, and the user will not be able to enable them. If an item is removed from the list of blocked extensions, the extension is automatically reenabled anywhere it was previously installed. Use "*" to block all extensions that are not explicitly listed in the allow list. If this policy is not configured, users can install any extension in Microsoft Edge.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38973r799954_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Extensions/Control which extensions cannot be installed" must be set to "Enabled".

Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallBlocklist\1

If the value for "1" is not set to "REG_SZ = *", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38936r766859_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Extensions/Control which extensions cannot be installed" to "Enabled". A list of blocklisted extensions may then be specified.