Guide to the Secure Configuration of Firefox

with profile Mozilla Firefox STIG
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This guide presents a catalog of security-relevant configuration settings for Firefox. It is a rendering of content structured in the eXtensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) in order to support security automation. The SCAP content is is available in the scap-security-guide package which is developed at https://www.open-scap.org/security-policies/scap-security-guide.

Providing system administrators with such guidance informs them how to securely configure systems under their control in a variety of network roles. Policy makers and baseline creators can use this catalog of settings, with its associated references to higher-level security control catalogs, in order to assist them in security baseline creation. This guide is a catalog, not a checklist, and satisfaction of every item is not likely to be possible or sensible in many operational scenarios. However, the XCCDF format enables granular selection and adjustment of settings, and their association with OVAL and OCIL content provides an automated checking capability. Transformations of this document, and its associated automated checking content, are capable of providing baselines that meet a diverse set of policy objectives. Some example XCCDF Profiles, which are selections of items that form checklists and can be used as baselines, are available with this guide. They can be processed, in an automated fashion, with tools that support the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). The DISA STIG for Firefox, which provides required settings for US Department of Defense systems, is one example of a baseline created from this guidance.
Do not attempt to implement any of the settings in this guide without first testing them in a non-operational environment. The creators of this guidance assume no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.

Profile Information

Profile TitleMozilla Firefox STIG
Profile IDxccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_stig

CPE Platforms

  • cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Revision History

Current version: 0.1.74

  • draft (as of 2024-05-28)

Table of Contents

  1. Firefox
    1. The DoD Root Certificate Is Required

Checklist

Group   Guide to the Secure Configuration of Firefox   Group contains 2 groups and 34 rules
Group   Firefox   Group contains 1 group and 34 rules
[ref]   Firefox is an open-source web browser and developed by Mozilla. Web browsers such as Firefox are used for a number of reasons. This section provides settings for configuring Firefox policies to meet compliance settings for Firefox running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
Group   The DoD Root Certificate Is Required   Group contains 1 rule
[ref]   The Shared System Certificates store contains certificates that applications can access for a single certificate repository. If enabled, Firefox can access that single system certificate repository. If the DoD root certificate is also installed into the shared system certificate repository, Firefox will see and use the DoD root certificate as a valid certificate authority.

Rule   The DoD Root Certificate Exists   [ref]

The DoD root certificate should be installed in the Shared System Certificates store for Firefox to be able to access the DoD certificate. To install the root certificated into the Shared System Certificates store, copy the DoD root certificate into /etc/pki/ca-trust/source/anchors. Once the file is copied, run the following command:
$ sudo update-ca-trust extract
Rationale:
The DOD root certificate will ensure that the trust chain is established for server certificates issued from the DOD CA.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_preferences-dod_root_certificate_installed
Identifiers:

CCE-82056-3

References:
disaCCI-000054
nistIA-5 (2)
stigidFFOX-00-000016

Rule   Firefox must be configured to disable the installation of extensions.   [ref]

Addon installation may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the InstallAddonsPermission key under policies to false.
Rationale:
A browser extension is a program that has been installed into the browser to add functionality. Where a plug-in interacts only with a web page and usually a third-party external application (e.g., Flash, Adobe Reader), an extension interacts with the browser program itself. Extensions are not embedded in web pages and must be downloaded and installed in order to work. Extensions allow browsers to avoid restrictions that apply to web pages. For example, an extension can be written to combine data from multiple domains and present it when a certain page is accessed, which can be considered cross-site scripting. If a browser is configured to allow unrestricted use of extensions, plug-ins can be loaded and installed from malicious sources and used on the browser.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-addons_permission
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000013

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'InstallAddonsPermission' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['InstallAddonsPermission'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['InstallAddonsPermission']['Default'] = False

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox autoplay must be disabled.   [ref]

Audio/Video autoplay may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the Default key under Permissions, Autoplay to "block-audio-video".
Rationale:
Autoplay allows the user to control whether videos can play automatically (without user consent) with audio content. The user must be able to select content that is run within the browser window.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-autoplay_video
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000021

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'Permissions' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Permissions'] = dict()

if 'Autoplay' in _tree['policies']['Permissions']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Permissions']['Autoplay'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Permissions']['Autoplay']['Default'] = 'block-audio-video'

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Enabled Firefox Cryptomining protection   [ref]

Cryptomining protection may be enabled by setting privacy.trackingprotection.cryptomining.enabled to true.
Rationale:
The Content Blocking/Tracking Protection feature stops Firefox from loading content from malicious sites. The content might be a script or an image, for example. If a site is on one of the tracker lists you set Firefox to use, then the fingerprinting script (or other tracking script/image) will not be loaded from that site. Cryptomining scripts use your computer’s central processing unit (CPU) to invisibly mine cryptocurrency.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-cryptomining
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000024

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'EnableTrackingProtection' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['EnableTrackingProtection'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['EnableTrackingProtection']['Cryptomining'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable Firefox Development Tools   [ref]

Firefox provides development tools which identify detailed information about the browser and its configuration. These details are often also recorded into a log file, giving an attacker the ability to capture detailed information about the system. This can be disabled by setting DisableDeveloperTools to true in policies.json
Rationale:
In order to protect privacy and sensitive data, Mozilla provides the ability to configure Firefox so that development tools are prevented from being used.
Severity: 
low
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-development_tools
References:
disaCCI-001312
nistSI-11 b
stigidFFOX-00-000015

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisableDeveloperTools'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable Firefox deprecated ciphers   [ref]

Pocket may be disabled by setting TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA to true under DisabledCiphers in the policies file.
Rationale:
Weak ciphers are encryption/decryption algorithms that use keys of insufficient length. Using an insufficient length for a key increases the probability that the encryption scheme could be broken.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-disable_deprecated_ciphers
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000027

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'DisabledCiphers' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['DisabledCiphers'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['DisabledCiphers']['TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox must be configured to disable form fill assistance.   [ref]

The update check may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the DisableFormHistory key under policies to true.
Rationale:
To protect privacy and sensitive data, Firefox provides the ability to configure the program so that data entered into forms is not saved. This mitigates the risk of a website gleaning private information from prefilled information.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-disable_form_history
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000007

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisableFormHistory'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable Firefox Pocket   [ref]

Pocket may be disabled by setting DisablePocket to true in the policies file.
Rationale:
Pocket is a social bookmarking service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. Data gathering cloud services such as Pocket are generally disabled in the DoD.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-disable_pocket
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000038

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisablePocket'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable Firefox Studies   [ref]

Pocket may be disabled by setting DisableFirefoxStudies to true in the policies file.
Rationale:
Studies try out different features and ideas prior to release to all Firefox users. Testing beta software is not in the DoD user's mission.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-disable_studies
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000039

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisableFirefoxStudies'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox must be configured so that DNS over HTTPS is disabled.   [ref]

DNS over HTTPS feature may be disabled via administrative policy by setting Enabled under DNSOverHTTPS to false.
Rationale:
DNS over HTTPS has generally not been adopted in the DoD. DNS is tightly controlled. It is detrimental for applications to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked and therefore may remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors. Applications are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). Examples of non-essential capabilities include but are not limited to advertising software or browser plug-ins that are not related to requirements or provide a wide array of functionality not required for every mission but that cannot be disabled.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-dns_over_https
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000033

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'DNSOverHTTPS' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['DNSOverHTTPS'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['DNSOverHTTPS']['Enabled'] = False

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox encrypted media extensions must be disabled.   [ref]

Firefox's Encrypted Media Extensions support playback of media content that is subject to Digital Right Management. These extensions may be disabled completely by setting
  • Enabled under EncryptedMediaExtensions to false
  • Locked under EncryptedMediaExtensions to true
.
Rationale:
Enable or disable Encrypted Media Extensions and optionally lock it. If "Enabled" is set to "false", Firefox does not download encrypted media extensions (such as Widevine) unless the user consents to installing them. If "Locked" is set to "true" and "Enabled" is set to "false", Firefox will not download encrypted media extensions (such as Widevine) or ask the user to install them. It is detrimental for applications to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked and therefore may remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors. Applications are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). Examples of non-essential capabilities include but are not limited to advertising software or browser plug-ins that are not related to requirements or provide a wide array of functionality not required for every mission but that cannot be disabled.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-encrypted_media_extensions
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000037

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'EncryptedMediaExtensions' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['EncryptedMediaExtensions'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['EncryptedMediaExtensions']['Enabled'] = False


if 'EncryptedMediaExtensions' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['EncryptedMediaExtensions'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['EncryptedMediaExtensions']['Locked'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Enabled Firefox Enhanced Tracking Protection   [ref]

Enhanced Tracking Protection may be enabled by setting browser.contentblocking.category to strict.
Rationale:
Tracking generally refers to content, cookies, or scripts that can collect your browsing data across multiple sites.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-enhanced_tracking
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000025

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'browser.contentblocking.category' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.contentblocking.category'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.contentblocking.category']['Value'] = 'strict'


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'browser.contentblocking.category' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.contentblocking.category'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.contentblocking.category']['Status'] = 'locked'

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disabled Firefox Extension Recommendations   [ref]

Extension recommendations may be disabled by setting extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled to false in the policy file.
Rationale:
The Recommended Extensions program will make it easier for users to discover extensions that have been reviewed for security, functionality, and user experience.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-extension_recommendation
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000026

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled']['Value'] = False


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled']['Status'] = 'locked'

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox must be configured to not automatically update installed add-ons and plugins.   [ref]

Firefox has a feature to permit installed add-ons and plugins to automatically update. The check may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the ExtensionUpdate key under policies to false.
Rationale:
Automatic updates from untrusted sites puts the entire enclave at risk and may override existing security settings.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-extension_update
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000005

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['ExtensionUpdate'] = False

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox feedback reporting must be disabled.   [ref]

Feedback reporting feature may be disabled via administrative policy by setting DisableFeedbackCommands under policies to true.
Rationale:
Disable the menus for reporting sites (Submit Feedback, Report Deceptive Site). It is detrimental for applications to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked and therefore may remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors. Applications are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). Examples of non-essential capabilities include but are not limited to advertising software or browser plug-ins that are not related to requirements or provide a wide array of functionality not required for every mission but that cannot be disabled.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-feedback_reporting
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000036

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisableFeedbackCommands'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Enabled Firefox Fingerprinting Protection   [ref]

Fingerprinting protection may be enabled by setting Fingerprinting to true under EnableTrackingProtection in the policies file.
Rationale:
The Content Blocking/Tracking Protection feature stops Firefox from loading content from malicious sites. The content might be a script or an image, for example. If a site is on one of the tracker lists you set Firefox to use, then the fingerprinting script (or other tracking script/image) will not be loaded from that site. Fingerprinting scripts collect information about your browser and device configuration, such as your operating system, screen resolution, and other settings. By compiling these pieces of data, fingerprinters create a unique profile of you that can be used to track you around the Web.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-fingerprinting_protection
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000023

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'EnableTrackingProtection' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['EnableTrackingProtection'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['EnableTrackingProtection']['Fingerprinting'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox must prevent the user from quickly deleting data.   [ref]

The update check may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the DisableForgetButton key under policies to true.
Rationale:
There should not be an option for a user to "forget" work they have done. This is required to meet non-repudiation controls.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-forget_button
References:
disaCCI-002355
nistAC-24(2)
stigidFFOX-00-000018

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisableForgetButton'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable JavaScript's Raise Or Lower Windows Capability   [ref]

JavaScript can configure and make changes to the web browser's appearance by specifically raising and lowering windows. This can be disabled by setting dom.disable_window_flip to true in the policy file.
Rationale:
JavaScript can make changes to the browser’s appearance. Allowing a website to use JavaScript to raise and lower browser windows may disguise an attack.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-javascript_window_changes
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000011

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'dom.disable_window_flip' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_flip'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_flip']['Value'] = True


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'dom.disable_window_flip' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_flip'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_flip']['Status'] = 'locked'

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable JavaScript's Moving Or Resizing Windows Capability   [ref]

JavaScript can configure and make changes to the web browser's appearance by specifically moving and resizing browser windows. This can be disabled by setting dom.disable_window_move_resize to true in the policy file.
Rationale:
JavaScript can make changes to the browser’s appearance. This activity can help disguise an attack taking place in a minimized background window.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-javascript_window_resizing
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000010

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'dom.disable_window_move_resize' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_move_resize'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_move_resize']['Value'] = True


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'dom.disable_window_move_resize' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_move_resize'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['dom.disable_window_move_resize']['Status'] = 'locked'

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable Firefox network prediction   [ref]

Firefox has a feature where it predicts and caches DNS requests. This can be disabled by setting NetworkPrediction to true in the policy file.
Rationale:
With network prediction enabled, URL requests are made without user consent. Browsers should always make a direct DNS request with prefetching.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-network_prediction
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000022

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['NetworkPrediction'] = False

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox must be configured to not delete data upon shutdown.   [ref]

The default certificate to present may be configured by setting multiple options under SanitizeOnShutdown key.
  • Cache = false
Rationale:
For diagnostic purposes, data must remain behind when the browser is closed. This is required to meet non-repudiation controls.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-no_sanitize_on_shutdown
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7 a
stigidFFOX-00-000017

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['Cache'] = False


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['Cookies'] = False


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['Downloads'] = False


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['FormData'] = False


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['History'] = False


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['Sessions'] = False


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['SiteSettings'] = False


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['OfflineApps'] = False


if 'SanitizeOnShutdown' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['SanitizeOnShutdown']['Locked'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   The Firefox New Tab page must not show Top Sites, Sponsored Top sites, Pocket Recommendations, Sponsored Pocket Stories, Searches, Highlights, or Snippets.   [ref]

Display of top sites may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the following items under FirefoxHome to false and by setting the locked key to true. Search TopSites SponsoredTopSites Pocket SponsoredPocket Highlights Snippets
Rationale:
The New Tab page by default shows a list of built-in top sites, as well as the top sites the user has visited. It is detrimental for applications to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked and therefore may remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors. Applications are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). Examples of non-essential capabilities include but are not limited to advertising software or browser plug-ins that are not related to requirements or provide a wide array of functionality not required for every mission but that cannot be disabled. The new tab page must not actively show user activity.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-nonessential_capabilities
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000029

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'FirefoxHome' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['FirefoxHome'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['FirefoxHome']['Search'] = False


if 'FirefoxHome' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['FirefoxHome'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['FirefoxHome']['TopSites'] = False


if 'FirefoxHome' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['FirefoxHome'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['FirefoxHome']['SponsoredTopSites'] = False


if 'FirefoxHome' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['FirefoxHome'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['FirefoxHome']['Pocket'] = False


if 'FirefoxHome' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['FirefoxHome'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['FirefoxHome']['SponsoredPocket'] = False


if 'FirefoxHome' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['FirefoxHome'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['FirefoxHome']['Highlights'] = False


if 'FirefoxHome' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['FirefoxHome'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['FirefoxHome']['Snippets'] = False


if 'FirefoxHome' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['FirefoxHome'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['FirefoxHome']['locked'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox must be configured to not use a password store with or without a master password.   [ref]

The update check may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the PasswordManager key under policies to false.
Rationale:
Firefox can be set to store passwords for sites visited by the user. These individual passwords are stored in a file and can be protected by a master password. Autofill of the password can then be enabled when the site is visited. This feature could also be used to autofill the certificate PIN, which could lead to compromise of DoD information.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-password_manager
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000008

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['PasswordManagerEnabled'] = False

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Enable Firefox Pop-up Blocker   [ref]

The pop-up blocker can be enabled by setting Default key under PopupBlocking to true in policies.json. Allowed may be set to a list of sites allowed to use popups.
Rationale:
Popup windows may be used to launch an attack within a new browser window with altered settings.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-pop-up_windows
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000009

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'PopupBlocking' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['PopupBlocking'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['PopupBlocking']['Default'] = True


if 'PopupBlocking' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['PopupBlocking'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['PopupBlocking']['Locked'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox private browsing must be disabled.   [ref]

Private browsing may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the DisablePrivateBrowsing key under policies to true.
Rationale:
Private browsing allows the user to browse the internet without recording their browsing history/activity. From a forensics perspective, this is unacceptable. Best practice requires that browser history is retained.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-private_browsing
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000019

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisablePrivateBrowsing'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox search suggestions must be disabled.   [ref]

Search Suggestions may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the SearchSuggestEnabled key under policies to false.
Rationale:
Search suggestions must be disabled as this could lead to searches being conducted that were never intended to be made.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-search_suggestion
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000020

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['SearchSuggestEnabled'] = False

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable Installed Search Plugins Update Checking   [ref]

Firefox automatically checks for updated versions of search plugins. To disable the automatic updates of plugins, set value of browser.search.update to false via policies.json.
Rationale:
Updates need to be controlled and installed from authorized and trusted servers. This setting overrides a number of other settings which may direct the application to access external URLs.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-search_update
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000004

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'browser.search.update' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.search.update'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.search.update']['Value'] = False


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'browser.search.update' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.search.update'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['browser.search.update']['Status'] = 'locked'

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox must be configured to allow only TLS 1.2 or above.   [ref]

Firefox may be configured via administrative policy to allow TLS 1.2 at minimum by setting SSLVersionMin to tls1.2.
Rationale:
Use of versions prior to TLS 1.2 are not permitted. SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 contain a number of security flaws. These versions must be disabled in compliance with the Network Infrastructure and Secure Remote Computing STIGs.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-ssl_minimum_version
References:
disaCCI-001453
nistAC-17 (2)
stigidFFOX-00-000002

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['SSLVersionMin'] = 'tls1.2'

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox accounts must be disabled.   [ref]

Firefox accounts feature may be disabled via administrative policy by setting DisableFirefoxAccounts under policies to true.
Rationale:
Disable Firefox Accounts integration (Sync). It is detrimental for applications to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked and therefore may remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors. Applications are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). Examples of non-essential capabilities include but are not limited to advertising software or browser plug-ins that are not related to requirements or provide a wide array of functionality not required for every mission but that cannot be disabled.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-sync
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000034

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisableFirefoxAccounts'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable Firefox Telemetry   [ref]

Telemetry can be disabled by setting toolkit.telemetry.enabled to false.
Rationale:
The Telemetry feature provides this capability by sending performance and usage info to Mozilla. As you use Firefox, Telemetry measures and collects non-personal information, such as performance, hardware, usage and customizations. It then sends this information to Mozilla on a daily basis and we use it to improve Firefox
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-telemetry
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000014

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


_tree['policies']['DisableTelemetry'] = True

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Firefox must not recommend extensions as the user is using the browser.   [ref]

The extension recommendation messages may be disabled in an administrative policy by setting the ExtensionRecommendations key under UserMessaging to false.
Rationale:
The Recommended Extensions program recommends extensions to users as they surf the web. The user must not be encouraged to install extensions from the websites they visit. Allowed extensions are to be centrally managed.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-user_messaging
References:
disaCCI-000381
nistCM-7
stigidFFOX-00-000028

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'UserMessaging' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['UserMessaging'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['UserMessaging']['ExtensionRecommendations'] = False

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Enable Certificate Verification   [ref]

Firefox can be configured to prompt the user to choose a certificate to present to a website when asked. To enable certificate verification, set security.default_personal_cert to Ask Every Time in an administrative policies file
Rationale:
Websites within DoD require user authentication for access which increases security for DoD information. Access will be denied to the user if certificate management is not configured.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_policy-verification
References:
disaCCI-000187
nistIA-5(2)
stigidFFOX-00-000003

Strategy:policy

firefox_cfg="policies.json"
# Default to /etc/firefox/policies to use for remediations.
firefox_dirs="/etc/firefox/policies"
permissions=644

declare __REMEDIATE_PYTHON
if [ -x /usr/bin/python ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python3 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
elif [ -x /usr/bin/python2 ]; then
    __REMEDIATE_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2
else
    echo "Python required and no python interpreter found."
    exit 1
fi
declare __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION
if find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -qe "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$"; then
   __FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION=$(dirname "$(find /usr -iname firefox\* -type f -print | grep -e "firefox.sh$\|firefox-bin$" | head -n1)")/distribution
fi
# If there's a policies file in the distribution directory already, modify it.
if [ -f ${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}/policies.json ]; then
        firefox_dirs="${__FIREFOX_DISTRIBUTION}"
fi
# Check the possible Firefox install directories
for firefox_dir in ${firefox_dirs}; do
    if ! [ -d "${firefox_dir}" ]; then
        mkdir -p "${firefox_dir}"
        chmod 755 "${firefox_dir}"
    fi
    # Make sure the Firefox .cfg file exists and has the appropriate permissions
    if ! [ -f "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}" ] ; then
        echo "{" > "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    \"policies\": {" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "    }" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        echo "}" >> "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
    # If the key exists, change it. Otherwise, add it to the config_file.
    if [ -x ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON} ]; then
        echo """
import json
_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'r')
_tree=json.load(_file)
_file.close()


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'security.default_personal_cert' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['security.default_personal_cert'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['security.default_personal_cert']['Value'] = 'Ask Every Time'


if 'Preferences' in _tree['policies']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences'] = dict()

if 'security.default_personal_cert' in _tree['policies']['Preferences']:
   pass
else:
   _tree['policies']['Preferences']['security.default_personal_cert'] = dict()

_tree['policies']['Preferences']['security.default_personal_cert']['Status'] = 'locked'

_file=open('${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}', 'w')
json.dump(_tree, _file, indent=4, sort_keys=True)
_file.close()
""" | ${__REMEDIATE_PYTHON}
        chmod ${permissions} "${firefox_dir}/${firefox_cfg}"
    fi
done

Rule   Disable auto-download for proscribed MIME types.   [ref]

Firefox must be configured to not automatically execute or download MIME types that are not authorized for auto-download.
Rationale:
This setting ensures that some file types that may be downloaded or executed without user interaction are not downloaded and/or executed.
Severity: 
medium
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_firefox_preferences-auto-download_actions
References:
disaCCI-001242
nistSI-3 c
stigidFFOX-00-000006

Rule   Supported Version of Firefox Installed   [ref]

If the system is joined to the Red Hat Network, a Red Hat Satellite Server, or a yum server, run the following command to install updates:
$ sudo yum update
If the system is not configured to use one of these sources, updates (in the form of RPM packages) can be manually downloaded and installed using rpm.
Rationale:
Use of versions of an application which are not supported by the vendor are not permitted. Vendors respond to security flaws with updates and patches. These updates are not available for unsupported version which can leave the application vulnerable to attack.
Severity: 
high
Rule ID:xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_installed_firefox_version_supported
References:
disaCCI-003376
nistSA-22
stigidFFOX-00-000001
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