DTBI370-IE11 - Checking for signatures on downloaded programs must be enforced.

Information

This policy setting allows you to manage whether Internet Explorer checks for digital signatures (which identifies the publisher of signed software and verifies it has not been modified or tampered with) on user computers before downloading executable programs. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will check the digital signatures of executable programs and display their identities before downloading them to the user computers. If you disable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will not check the digital signatures of executable programs or display their identities before downloading them to the user computers. If you do not configure this policy, Internet Explorer will not check the digital signatures of executable programs or display their identities before downloading them to the user computers.

Solution

Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Advanced Page -> 'Check for signatures on downloaded programs' to 'Enabled'.

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-5(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001749, Rule-ID|SV-223079r428789_rule, STIG-ID|DTBI370-IE11, STIG-Legacy|SV-59497, STIG-Legacy|V-46633, Vuln-ID|V-223079

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 705a4a7ebd8834aa04ddd3ac7e3eb95df0d8729f479c6b612dd4e0d999e20d30