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Trust access for VBA must be disallowed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-70953 DTOO304 SV-85577r1_rule Medium
VSTO projects require access to the Visual Basic for Applications project system in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, even though the projects do not use Visual Basic for Applications. Design-time support of controls in both Visual Basic and C# projects depends on the Visual Basic for Applications project system in Word and Excel. By default, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint do not allow automation clients to have programmatic access to VBA projects. Users can enable this by selecting the Trust access to the VBA project object model in the Macro Settings section of the Trust Center. However, doing so allows macros in any documents the user opens to access the core Visual Basic objects, methods, and properties, which represents a potential security hazard.
Microsoft Access 2016 STIG 2016-12-01


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Fix Text (F-45702r1_fix)
Set policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Access 2016 -> Application Settings -> Security -> Trust Center -> "VBA macro Notification Settings" must be set to "Enabled: Disable all with notification".