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 disable developer modes.

DISA Rule

SV-70317r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-56063

Group Title

PP-MDF-001007

Rule Version

KNOX-35-020000

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the mobile device to disable developer modes.

Configure the platform to disable Developer Mode.

On the MDM Administration Console, enable the "Disable Developer Mode" setting in the "Android Restrictions" rule.

Check Contents

This check procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Knox device.

Check that the appropriate setting is configured on the MDM Administration Console.
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Disable Developer Mode" settings in the "Android Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify that the "Disable Developer Mode" setting is enabled.

On the Samsung Knox for Android Device:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select "Developer options". (**)
3. Attempt to enable "Developer options".

If the "Disable Developer Mode" setting in the MDM console is disabled, or if the user is able to enable "Developer options" on the device, this is a finding.

(Note: The "Developer Modes" configuration setting may not be available in older MDM consoles. Disabling USB Debugging and Mock Locations also disables developer modes on the mobile device.)

(**) "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 device displays the developer options menu item.

Vulnerability Number

V-56063

Documentable

False

Rule Version

KNOX-35-020000

Severity Override Guidance

This check procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Knox device.

Check that the appropriate setting is configured on the MDM Administration Console.
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Disable Developer Mode" settings in the "Android Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify that the "Disable Developer Mode" setting is enabled.

On the Samsung Knox for Android Device:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select "Developer options". (**)
3. Attempt to enable "Developer options".

If the "Disable Developer Mode" setting in the MDM console is disabled, or if the user is able to enable "Developer options" on the device, this is a finding.

(Note: The "Developer Modes" configuration setting may not be available in older MDM consoles. Disabling USB Debugging and Mock Locations also disables developer modes on the mobile device.)

(**) "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 device displays the developer options menu item.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2699

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