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 implement the management setting: disable mock locations.

DISA Rule

SV-70315r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-56061

Group Title

PP-MDF-991000

Rule Version

KNOX-35-015900

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the mobile operating system to disable mock locations.

On the MDM Administration Console, disable the "Allow mock locations" setting in the "Android Restrictions" rule.

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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 "Allow mock locations" setting in the "Android Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the setting is disabled.

On the Samsung Knox for Android device:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select "Developer options". (**)
3. Attempt to enable "Allow mock locations".
4. Verify "Allow mock locations" cannot be enabled.

(Note: Disabling Developer Modes will also automatically disable USB Debugging and Mock Locations. The "Developer Modes" configuration setting may not be available in all MDM consoles.)

If the "Allow mock locations" setting in the MDM console is enabled, or if the user is able to enable "Allow mock locations" on the device, this is a finding.

(**) "Developer options" is initially hidden to users. To unhide this menu item:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select "About phone".
3. Rapidly tap on "Build number" multiple times until the device displays that "Developer options" has been turned on.

Vulnerability Number

V-56061

Documentable

False

Rule Version

KNOX-35-015900

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 "Allow mock locations" setting in the "Android Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the setting is disabled.

On the Samsung Knox for Android device:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select "Developer options". (**)
3. Attempt to enable "Allow mock locations".
4. Verify "Allow mock locations" cannot be enabled.

(Note: Disabling Developer Modes will also automatically disable USB Debugging and Mock Locations. The "Developer Modes" configuration setting may not be available in all MDM consoles.)

If the "Allow mock locations" setting in the MDM console is enabled, or if the user is able to enable "Allow mock locations" on the device, this is a finding.

(**) "Developer options" is initially hidden to users. To unhide this menu item:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select "About phone".
3. Rapidly tap on "Build number" multiple times until the device displays that "Developer options" has been turned on.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2699

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