| V-17765 ||Medium ||Changing permissions on rights managed content for users must be enforced. ||This setting controls whether Office 2010 users can change permissions for content that is protected with Information Rights Management (IRM). The Information Rights Management feature of Office... |
| V-17731 ||Medium ||Connection verification of permissions must be enforced. ||Users are not required to connect to the network to verify permissions. If users do not need their licenses confirmed when attempting to open Office documents, they might be able to access... |
| V-17583 ||Medium ||Office must be configured to not allow read with browsers. ||The Windows Rights Management Add-on for Internet Explorer provides a way for users who do not use the 2010 Office release to view, but not alter, files with restricted permissions. By default,... |
| V-17581 ||Medium ||Blogging entries created from inside Office products must be configured for Sharepoint only. ||The blogging feature in Office products enables users to compose blog entries and post them to their blogs directly from Office, without using any additional software.
By default, users can post... |
| V-17665 ||Medium ||Passwords for secured documents must be enforced. ||If 2010 Office users add passwords to documents, other users can be prevented from opening the documents. This capability can provide an extra level of protection to documents already protected by... |
| V-17662 ||Medium ||Microsoft passport Service for content must be disallowed. ||This controls whether users can open protected content created with a Windows Live ID (formerly Microsoft .NET Passport) authenticated account. If your organization has policies that govern... |
| V-17605 ||Medium ||Document Information panel Beaconing must show UI. ||For controlling whether users see a security warning when they open custom Document Information Panels that contain a Web beaconing threat. Web beacons can be used to contact an external server... |
| V-17660 ||Medium ||Inclusion of document properties for PDF and XPS output must be disallowed. ||If the Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS Add-in for Microsoft Office Programs add-in is installed, document properties are saved as metadata when users save files using the PDF or XPS or Publish as PDF... |
| V-17661 ||Medium ||The Internet Fax Feature must be disabled. ||Excel, PowerPoint, and Word users can use the Internet Fax feature to send documents to fax recipients through an Internet fax service provider. If your organization has policies that govern the... |
| V-17769 ||Medium ||Rights managed Office Open XML files must be protected. ||When Information Rights Management (IRM) is used to restrict access to an Office Open XML document, any metadata associated with the document is not encrypted. This configuration could allow... |
| V-17768 ||Medium ||Document metadata for password protected files must be protected. ||When an Office Open XML document is protected with a password and saved, any metadata associated with the document is encrypted along with the rest of the document's contents. If this... |
| V-17741 ||Medium ||Automation Security to enforce macro level security in Office documents must be configured. ||When a separate program is used to launch Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, or Word programmatically, any macros can run in the programmatically opened application without being blocked. This... |
| V-17627 ||Medium ||The Help Improve Proofing Tools feature for Office must be configured. ||The Help Improve Proofing Tools feature collects data about use of the Proofing Tools, such as additions to the custom dictionary, and sends it to Microsoft. After about six months, the feature... |
| V-17669 ||Medium ||Smart Documents use of Manifests in Office must be disallowed. ||An XML expansion pack is the group of files that constitutes a Smart Document in Excel and Word. You package one or more components that provide the logic needed for a Smart Document by using an... |
| V-26629 ||Medium ||Key Usage Filtering must be allowed.
||This policy setting allows you to filter a list of digital certificates for signing Excel, PowerPoint, and Word documents, based on the Key Usage field. The Key Usage field in a certificate is... |
| V-26704 ||Medium ||Encrypt document properties must be configured for OLE documents.
||This policy setting allows you configure if the document properties are encrypted. This applies to OLE documents (Office 97-2003 compatible) if the application is configured for CAPI RC4. ... |
| V-17588 ||Medium ||Access to updates, add-ins, and patches on Office.com must be disabled. ||Having access to updates, add-ins, and patches on the Office Online Web site can help users ensure computers are up to date and equipped with the latest security patches. However, to ensure... |
| V-17740 ||Medium ||Automatic receiving of small updates to improve reliability must be disallowed. ||Office Diagnostics is used to improve the user experience by periodically downloading a small file to the computer with updated help information about specific problems. If Office Diagnostics is... |
| V-17547 ||Medium ||ActiveX control initialization must be disabled. ||ActiveX controls can adversely affect a computer directly. In addition, malicious code can be used to compromise an ActiveX control and attack a computer. To indicate the safety of an ActiveX... |
| V-17560 ||Medium ||A mix of policy and user locations for Office Products must be disallowed. ||When Microsoft Office files are opened from trusted locations, all the content in the files is enabled and active. Users are not notified about any potential risks that might be contained in the... |
| V-17590 ||Medium ||Trust Bar notifications for Security messages must be enforced. ||The Message Bar in Office applications is used to identify security issues, such as unsigned macros or potentially unsafe add-ins. When such issues are detected, the application disables the... |
| V-17612 ||Medium ||The Customer Experience Improvement Program for Office must be disabled. ||When users choose to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), Office applications automatically send information to Microsoft about how the applications are used. This... |
| V-26626 ||Medium ||Hyperlinks to web templates in File | New and task panes must be disabled.
||This setting controls whether users can follow hyperlinks to templates on Office.com from within Office 2010 applications. |
| V-17759 ||Medium ||Documents must be configured to not open as Read Write when browsing. ||Office document on a Web server using Internet Explorer, the appropriate application opens the file in read-only mode. However, if the default configuration is changed, the document is opened as... |
| V-26631 ||Medium ||Customer-submitted templates downloads from Office.com must be disallowed. ||This policy setting controls whether Office 2010 users can download templates from the community area of Office.com by clicking New on the Microsoft Office menu. If you enable this policy setting,... |
| V-26630 ||Medium ||Online content options must be configured for offline content availability.
||The Office 2010 Help system automatically searches Microsoft Office.com for content when a computer is connected to the Internet. Users can change this default by clearing the Search Microsoft... |
| V-17750 ||Medium ||Load controls in forms3 must be disabled from loading. ||ActiveX controls are Component Object Model (COM) objects and have unrestricted access to users' computers. ActiveX controls can access the local file system and change the registry settings of... |
| V-17805 ||Medium ||External Signature Services Menu for Office must be suppressed. ||Users can select Add Signature Services (from the Signature Line drop-down menu on the Insert tab of the Ribbon in Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and Word 2010) to see a list of signature service... |
| V-17659 ||Medium ||Hyperlink warnings for Office must be configured for use. ||Unsafe hyperlinks are links that might pose a security risk if users click them. Clicking an unsafe link could compromise the security of sensitive information or harm the computer.
Links that... |
| V-17670 ||Medium ||Office client polling of Sharepoint servers published links must be disabled. ||Users of Office applications can see and use links to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server sites from those applications. Administrators configure published links to Office applications during... |
| V-17749 ||Medium ||Legacy format signatures must be enabled. ||Office applications use the XML–based XMLDSIG format to attach digital signatures to documents, including Office 97-2003 binary documents. XMLDSIG signatures are not recognized by Office 2003... |
| V-17664 ||Medium ||The Opt-In Wizard must be disabled. ||The Opt-in Wizard displays the first time users run a 2010 Microsoft Office application, which allows them to opt into Internet–based services that will help improve their Office experience, such... |
| V-17773 ||Medium ||Vector markup Language (VML) for displaying graphics in browsers must be disallowed. ||When saving documents as Web pages, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word can save vector–based graphics in Vector Markup Language (VML), which enables Internet Explorer to display them smoothly at any... |
| V-17619 ||Medium ||The encryption type for password protected Open XML files must be set. ||If unencrypted files are intercepted, sensitive information in the files can be compromised. To protect information confidentiality, Office application files can be encrypted and password... |
| V-17767 ||Medium ||Upload of document templates to Office Online must be prevented. ||Office users can share Excel, PowerPoint, and Word templates they create with other Microsoft Office users around the world by uploading them to the community area of the Microsoft Office Online... |
| V-17617 ||Medium ||The encryption type for password protected Office 97 thru Office 2003 must be set. ||If unencrypted files are intercepted, sensitive information in the files can be compromised. To protect information confidentiality, Microsoft Office application files can be encrypted and... |
| V-26627 ||Medium ||Office Live Workspace Integration must be off.
||This setting controls the exposing of entry points for Office Live Workspace Integration features. |
| V-17561 ||Low ||Choice of output to include PNG (Portable Network Graphics) must be disallowed. ||Office files can save graphic files in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format to improve the quality of the graphics when documents are saved as Web pages. The PNG graphic file format (.png) is... |