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Excel 2013 STIG Version 1, Release 7 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

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Target CPE Name
Microsoft Excel 2013 cpe:/a:microsoft:excel:2013 (View CVEs)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Excel 2013 STIG
Checklist ID:
Version 1, Release 7
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Original Publication Date:

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 Client

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.


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Point of Contact:



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Change History:

Changed status from "under review" to "final" - 31 August 2015
Version 1, Release 4 Standalone - 30 July 2015
Version 1, Release 2 Benchmark - 30 July 2015
Updated status from "under review" to "final" - 22 June 2015
Benchmark - Version 1 Release 1 - 18 May 2015
Updated STIG to V1, R5 - 10-28-2016
updated to FINAL - 12/07/2016
Updated to Version 1, Release 6 - 01/27/2017
Updated to FINAL - 03/08/2017
Updated benchmark - 04/28/2017
Updated to FINAL - 05/30/2017
Updated URL to reflect change to the DISA website - http --> https
updated to v1,r7 - 4/25/18
Updated to FINAL - 5/27/18
Added GPOs - 8/6/18
Updated to FINAL - 9/6/2018
Updated GPO Resource - 11/29/2018
Corrected SHA for GPO file - 12/19/2018
Updated URLs - 6/7/19
Removed Unsupported Content Link 8/30/2019
removed GPO file - 12/13/19
Added GPO file per DISA - 8/5/2020
updated GPO file - 10/29/2020
Updated GPO per DISA - 5/3/22
Updated GPO per DISA - 5/31/22
Updated GPO per DISA - 8/1/22


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NIST checklist record last modified on 08/06/2022