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Relaunch notification must be required.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235773 EDGE-00-000061 SV-235773r766882_rule Medium
Description
Users must be required to restart the browser to finish installation of pending updates and prevent users from continually using an old/vulnerable browser version.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38992r766881_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Notify a user that a browser restart is recommended or required for pending updates" must be set to "Enabled" with the option value set to "Required".

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

If the value for "RelaunchNotification" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 2", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38955r626516_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Notify a user that a browser restart is recommended or required for pending updates" web-browsing activity to "Required".