STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Samsung Android (with Knox 2.x) STIG Version: 1 Release: 4 Benchmark Date: 22 Apr 2016: The Samsung Knox for Android platform must be configured to enforce a minimum password length of 6 characters.

DISA Rule

SV-70295r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-56041

Group Title

PP-MDF-001001

Rule Version

KNOX-34-008700

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the mobile device to enforce a minimum password length of 6 characters.

On the MDM Administration Console, set the "Min Length" value to 6 or greater in the "Android Password Restrictions" rule.

(**) When device encryption is enabled (always enabled by the DoD configuration), Samsung Knox for Android automatically enforces a minimum length 6.

Check Contents

This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Knox for Android device.

Check whether the appropriate setting is configured on the MDM Administration Console:
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Min Length" setting in the "Android Password Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the value of the setting is the same or greater than the required length.

On the Samsung Knox for Android device:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select "Lock screen".
3. Select "Screen lock".
4. Enter current password.
5. Select Password.
6. Attempt to enter a password with fewer characters than the required length.
7. Verify the password is not accepted.

If the configured value of the "Min Length" setting is less than the required length or if device accepts a password of less than the required length, this is a finding.

(**) When device encryption is enabled, Samsung Knox for Android automatically enforces a minimum length 6.

Vulnerability Number

V-56041

Documentable

False

Rule Version

KNOX-34-008700

Severity Override Guidance

This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Knox for Android device.

Check whether the appropriate setting is configured on the MDM Administration Console:
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Min Length" setting in the "Android Password Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the value of the setting is the same or greater than the required length.

On the Samsung Knox for Android device:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select "Lock screen".
3. Select "Screen lock".
4. Enter current password.
5. Select Password.
6. Attempt to enter a password with fewer characters than the required length.
7. Verify the password is not accepted.

If the configured value of the "Min Length" setting is less than the required length or if device accepts a password of less than the required length, this is a finding.

(**) When device encryption is enabled, Samsung Knox for Android automatically enforces a minimum length 6.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2699

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