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Document behavior if file validation fails must be set.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-26616 DTOO292 SV-53581r1_rule Medium
This policy key controls the behavior of how Office documents should be handled when failing file validation. By requiring such documents to be opened in Protected View, any potentially malicious code would be disabled, allowing the user to edit the document and resaved correctly.
Microsoft Word 2013 STIG 2016-10-28


Check Text ( None )
Fix Text (F-46506r1_fix)
Set the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Word 2013 -> Word Options -> Security -> Trust Center -> Protected View "Set document behavior if file validation fails" to "Enabled: Open in Protected View" and Unchecked for "Do not allow edit".