18.8.22.1.5 Ensure 'Turn off Internet download for Web publishing and online ordering wizards' is set to 'Enabled'

Information

This policy setting controls whether Windows will download a list of providers for the Web publishing and online ordering wizards.

The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.

Rationale:

Although the risk is minimal, enabling this setting will reduce the possibility of a user unknowingly downloading malicious content through this feature.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication settings\Turn off Internet download for Web publishing and online ordering wizards

Note: This Group Policy path is provided by the Group Policy template ICM.admx/adml that is included with all versions of the Microsoft Windows Administrative Templates.

Impact:

Windows is prevented from downloading providers; only the service providers cached in the local registry are displayed.




Default Value:

Disabled. (A list of providers is downloaded when the user uses the web publishing or online ordering wizards.)

References:

CCE-36096-6

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/2742

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-4(8), CSCv6|7, CSCv7|7.4

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 5907d0b2b9d3aff6d1a9baf9f47c46d5d52cd4412fbe828a55920acbe395586b