Checklist Details for Microsoft Office 2007 STIG Version 4, Release 1

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Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Microsoft Office 2007 STIG
Version 4, Release 1
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Target Product:
Target Product CPE Name Product Category
Microsoft Outlook 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook:2007 (View CVEs)
  • Desktop Application
Microsoft Word 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:word:2007 (View CVEs)
  • Desktop Application
Microsoft Office 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2007 (View CVEs)
  • Office Suite
Microsoft Access 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:access:2007 (View CVEs)
  • Desktop Application
Microsoft Excel 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:excel:2007 (View CVEs)
  • Desktop Application
Microsoft Infopath 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:infopath:2007 (View CVEs)
  • Desktop Application
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint:2007 (View CVEs)
  • Desktop Application
Microsoft Visio 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:visio:2007 (View CVEs)
  • Desktop Application
Checklist Summary:
This Microsoft Office Technology Overview, along with the associated Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), provides the technical security policies, requirements, and implementation details for applying security concepts to Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications. The nearly universal presence of systems on the desktops of all levels of staff provides tremendous opportunities for office automation, communication, data sharing, and collaboration. Unfortunately, this presence also brings about dependence and vulnerabilities. Malicious and mischievous forces have attempted to take advantage of the vulnerabilities and dependencies to disrupt the work processes of the Government. Compounding this problem is the fact that the vendors of software applications have not expended sufficient effort to provide strong security in their applications. Where applications do offer security options, the default settings typically do not provide a strong security posture.
Checklist Role:
  • Desktop Application
  • Office Suite
Known Issues:
Not provided.
Target Audience:
Developed for the DOD. This checklist has been created for IT professionals, particularly Windows system administrators and information security personnel. The document assumes that the reader has experience installing and administering applications on Windows-based systems in domain or standalone configurations.
Target Operational Environment:
  • Managed
  • Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)
Testing Information:
Not provided.
Regulatory Compliance:
DOD Directive 8500.
All Microsoft Office 2007 users who are consuming the provided SCAP content must first run the Microsoft Office System 2007 SCAP Content which provides generic Office checks. Then the user should run the SCAP bundle for each Microsoft Office product running on the user's systems.
Not provided.
Product Support:
Not provided.
Point of Contact:
Not provided.
Not provided.
Change History:
2010-03-19 - SCAP content posted (generated from GoldDisk version
2010-04-19 - Minor SCAP bug fixes posted, SCAP content now validates against version 1.1.1 of the SCAP Content Validation Tool.
Updated "Point of Contact" - 07 January 2015
This is a link to the SCAP Content Validation Tool designed to validate SCAP 1.0 source content.
NIST checklist record last modified on 01/15/2015