PowerPoint 2007 STIG Version 4, Release 16 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

Supporting Resources:


Target CPE Name
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint:2007 (View CVEs)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
PowerPoint 2007 STIG
Checklist ID:
Version 4, Release 16
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Original Publication Date:

Checklist Summary:

This Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 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. There are multiple STIG packages for Microsoft Office 2007; each contains technology-specific guidelines for the respective package along with the overall Microsoft Office System requirements. The individual packages are: Microsoft Access 2007 Microsoft Excel 2007 Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Microsoft Outlook 2007 Microsoft Office System 2007 Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Microsoft Word 2007 This STIG contains security technical implementation guidance for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 only.

Checklist Role:

  • Office Software

Known Issues:

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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:

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Regulatory Compliance:

DOD Directive 8500.01


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Product Support:

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Change History:

Changed status from "Under Review" to "Final" - 03 June 2015
Version 4, Release 14 - 29 October 2015
Changed status from "Under Review" to "Final" - 17 December 2015
4/27/2016 - version 1 release 15
moved to FINAL - 6/7/2016
Updated URL to reflect change to the DISA website - http --> https
Sunset By DISA - 10/27/2017
Updated URLs - 6/24/19
updated URLs - 9/11/19


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NIST checklist record last modified on 09/11/2019