DTOO129 - Links that invoke instances of Internet Explorer from within an Office product must be blocked.

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The Pop-up Blocker feature in Internet Explorer can be used to block most unwanted pop-up and pop-under windows from appearing. This functionality can be controlled separately for instances of Internet Explorer spawned by Office applications (for example, if a user clicks a link in an Office document or selects a menu option that loads a web page). If the Pop-up Blocker is disabled, disruptive and potentially dangerous pop-up windows could load and present a security risk.


Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Office 2016 (Machine) -> Security Settings -> IE Security 'Block popups' to 'Enabled' and place a check in the 'outlook.exe' check box.

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References: 800-53|CM-6, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001662, CSCv6|3.1, Rule-ID|SV-228425r508021_rule, STIG-ID|DTOO129, STIG-Legacy|SV-85745, STIG-Legacy|V-71121, Vuln-ID|V-228425

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: ace5f871fe3be5c7cfe5853f8fc0e820d43c9f6f162024750716bc664969f356