Internet Explorer Processes for Zone Elevation is not enabled. (Explorer)

From Internet Explorer 8 STIG

Part of DTBI612 - Zone Elevation - Explorer

Associated with IA controls: ECSC-1

SV-25650r1_rule Internet Explorer Processes for Zone Elevation is not enabled. (Explorer)

Vulnerability discussion

Internet Explorer places restrictions on each Web page it opens that are dependent upon the location of the Web page (such as Internet Zone, Intranet Zone, or Local Machine Zone). Web pages on a local computer have the fewest security restrictions and reside in the Local Machine Zone, which makes the Local Machine Security Zone a prime target for malicious attackers. If you enable this policy setting, any zone can be protected from zone elevation by Internet Explorer processes. This approach stops content running in one zone from gaining the elevated privileges of another zone. If you disable this policy setting, no zone receives such protection for Internet Explorer processes. Because of the severity and relative frequency of zone elevation attacks, this guide recommends that you configure this setting as Enabled in all environments.

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The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Protection From Zone Elevation -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ZONE_ELEVATION Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

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