DTBI1010-IE11 - Internet Explorer Processes Restrict ActiveX Install must be enforced (Explorer).

Information

Users often choose to install software such as ActiveX controls that are not permitted by their organization's security policy. Such software can pose significant security and privacy risks to networks. This policy setting enables blocking of ActiveX control installation prompts for Internet Explorer processes. If you enable this policy setting, prompts for ActiveX control installations will be blocked for Internet Explorer processes. If you disable this policy setting, prompts for ActiveX control installations will not be blocked and these prompts will be displayed to users. If you do not configure this policy setting, the user's preference will be used to determine whether to block ActiveX control installations for Internet Explorer processes.

Solution

Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Restrict ActiveX Install -> 'Internet Explorer Processes' to 'Enabled'.

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(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001695, Rule-ID|SV-223034r428654_rule, STIG-ID|DTBI1010-IE11, STIG-Legacy|SV-59413, STIG-Legacy|V-46549, Vuln-ID|V-223034

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 2e39ef0b0909d26988d5f5db607540dff12c91e6bfe58a5e244d77ba9025714c