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File downloads must be configured for proper restrictions.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-40739 DTOO132 SV-52797r1_rule Medium
Disabling this setting allows websites to present file download prompts via code without the user specifically initiating the download. User preferences may also allow the download to occur without prompting or interaction with the user. Even if Internet Explorer prompts the user to accept the download, some websites abuse this functionality. Malicious websites may continually prompt users to download a file or present confusing dialog boxes to trick users into downloading or running a file. If the download occurs and it contains malicious code, the code could become active on user computers or the network.
Microsoft Visio 2013 STIG 2015-04-13


Check Text ( None )
Fix Text (F-45723r1_fix)
Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Office 2013 (Machine) -> Security Settings -> IE Security "Restrict File Download" to "Enabled" and 'visio.exe' is checked.