DTBI830-IE11 - ActiveX controls without prompt property must be used in approved domains only (Internet zone).

Information

This policy setting controls whether or not the user is prompted to allow ActiveX controls to run on websites other than the website that installed the ActiveX control. If the user were to disable the setting for the zone, malicious ActiveX controls could be executed without the user's knowledge. Disabling this setting would allow the possibility for malicious ActiveX controls to be executed from non-approved domains within this zone without the user's knowledge. Enabling this setting enforces the default value and prohibits the user from changing the value. Websites should be moved into another zone if permissions need to be changed.

Solution

Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> 'Allow only approved domains to use ActiveX controls without prompt' to 'Enabled', and select 'Enable' from the drop-down box.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MS_IE11_V2R1_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-18(4), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001170, Rule-ID|SV-223134r428954_rule, STIG-ID|DTBI830-IE11, STIG-Legacy|SV-59729, STIG-Legacy|V-46865, Vuln-ID|V-223134

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 9df0052d470237cf7f241b0f13dca08d08fdb55a32701e3fe44e1f9b5dcab719