DTOO240 - Outlook - The ability to display level 1 attachments must be disallowed.


To protect users from viruses and other harmful files, Outlook uses two levels of security, designated Level 1 and Level 2, to restrict access to files attached to e-mail messages or other items. Potentially harmful files can be classified into these two levels by file type extension, with all other file types considered safe.
By default, Outlook completely blocks access to Level 1 files, and requires users to save Level 2 files to disk before opening them. If this configuration is changed, users will be able to open and execute potentially dangerous attachments, which can affect their computers or compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data.


Set the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Outlook 2010 -> Security -> Security Form Settings -> Attachment Security 'Display Level 1 attachments' to 'Disabled'.

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References: 800-53|SC-18(1), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001662, Rule-ID|SV-33580r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTOO240, Vuln-ID|V-17671

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 4dd2542d76e03db7640c15afe728b32f749c0efa894eac0f57a10b9df6ded883