DTOO131 - Trust Bar Notifications for unsigned application add-ins must be blocked.


If an application is configured to require all add-ins to be signed by a trusted publisher, any unsigned add-ins the application loads will be disabled and the application will display the Trust Bar at the top of the active window. The Trust Bar contains a message informing users about the unsigned add-in. If a user is allowed to make the determination to allow an unsigned add-in, it increases the risk of malicious code being introduced onto the user's computer or the network.


Set the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Publisher 2013 -> Security -> Trust Center 'Disable Trust Bar Notification for unsigned application add-ins' to 'Enabled'.

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References: 800-53|CM-5(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001749, Rule-ID|SV-53243r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTOO131, Vuln-ID|V-17187

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: d87b85304c48e2abd7ae720efaaa5412a717a9fe68624e0392acda0ef63752d3