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Navigation to URLs embedded in Office products must be blocked.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-17183 DTOO123 SV-53561r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
To protect users from attacks, Internet Explorer usually does not attempt to load malformed URLs. 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 Internet Explorer attempts to load a malformed URL, a security risk could occur.
Microsoft Word 2013 STIG 2015-04-13


Check Text ( None )
Fix Text (F-46485r1_fix)
Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Office 2013 (Machine) -> Security Settings -> IE Security "Navigate URL" to "Enabled" and place a check in the 'winword.exe' check box.