Adobe Acrobat Reader DC incorporates capabilities other than just a PDF reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC incorporates an interface to Adobe’s document cloud and Adobe’s online services.
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has two product tracks: Continuous and Classic. This STIG was written for the Continuous track.
? The Continuous track provides updates for new features, security and platform enhancements, and bug fixes when available in a silent update.
? The Classic track does not provide new features in the updates. Updates, security and platform enhancements, and bug fixes are only available on a quarterly basis.
There are two ways to verify which Adobe Acrobat Reader DC product track is installed:
? The Continuous track is installed by default on C:\\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC or navigate to Programs and Features >> Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
? With the Classic track, the user has the option to install on any directory: :\\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader 2015 or navigate to Programs and Features >> Adobe Acrobat Reader MUI.
The Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous Track STIG was written for the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and a default install.
The Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous Track STIG was also written for a Windows environment and published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. This document is meant for use in conjunction with the Windows Operating System (OS) STIG and any appropriate STIG(s) applicable to the system.
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.
- Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)
It must be noted that the guidelines specified should be evaluated in a local, representative test environment before implementation within large user populations. The extensive variety of environments makes it impossible to test these guidelines for all potential software configurations. For some environments, failure to test before implementation may lead to a loss of required functionality.
Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via email to the following address: email@example.com. DISA Field Security Operations (FSO) will coordinate all change requests with the relevant DoD organizations before inclusion in this document.
moved to FINAL - 6/7/2016
added Benchmark - 07/18/2017
Updated URL to reflect change to the DISA website - http --> https
Moved to FINAL - 08/29/2017
resource title correction
updated to v1,r3 - 02/16/18
Updated to FINAL - 3/18/2018
updated to v1,r4 - 4/25/18
Updated to FINAL - 5/25/18
Updated to v1,r5 - 7/24/18
Updated to FINAL - 9/4/2018
Updated benchmark - 10/25/18
Updated to FINAL - 11/26/18
Updated URLs - 6/4/19
Updated URLs - 6/17/19
Updated URLs - 8/9/19
NIST checklist record last modified on 08/09/2019