STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Keyboard Video and Mouse Switch STIG Version: 2 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 22 Jan 2016: An A/B switch must not be used to switch a peripheral device that has persistent memory or devices that support removable media between two or more ISs of different classification levels.

DISA Rule

SV-6984r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-6762

Group Title

A/B Switch different classification disk

Rule Version

KVM04.009.00

Severity

CAT I

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Remove the A/B switch used to switch a peripheral device that has persistent memory or devices that support removable media between two or more ISs of different classification levels.

Check Contents

The reviewer will view the A/B switch to verify the A/B switch is not used to switch a peripheral device that has persistent memory or devices that support removable media between two or more ISs of different classification levels. This would include but not be limited to ZIP drives, hard disk drives, and writable CD drives. If A/B switches are used to switch a peripheral device that has persistent memory or devices that support removable media between two or more ISs of different classification levels, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-6762

Documentable

False

Rule Version

KVM04.009.00

Severity Override Guidance

The reviewer will view the A/B switch to verify the A/B switch is not used to switch a peripheral device that has persistent memory or devices that support removable media between two or more ISs of different classification levels. This would include but not be limited to ZIP drives, hard disk drives, and writable CD drives. If A/B switches are used to switch a peripheral device that has persistent memory or devices that support removable media between two or more ISs of different classification levels, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Potential Impact

It may be necessary to obtain new peripheral
devices to replace needed functionality when the A/B switch is
removed.

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

550

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