18.8.22.1.6 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.

Impact:

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

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.

Default Value:

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

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3714

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6, 800-53|CM-7, CSCv6|3.1, CSCv6|7, CSCv7|7.4

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 24861dbc5b6a8ded2ce1850949cb9892cd82dfea4f5ef266ed6a018d41e32b1f