STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Samsung Android OS 5 with Knox 2.0 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 4 Benchmark Date: 26 Apr 2019: The Samsung Knox for Android container must not allow passwords that include more than two repeating or sequential characters.

DISA Rule

SV-75745r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-61265

Group Title

PP-MDF-201004

Rule Version

KNOX-39-021100

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the mobile device to enforce a password that does not contain more than two sequential or repeating characters or numbers.

On the MDM Administration Console, set the "Max Sequential Characters" and "Max Sequential Numbers" values to 2 in the "Android Knox Container -> Container Password Restrictions" rule.

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 "Max Sequential Characters" and "Max Sequential Numbers" settings in the "Android Knox Container -> Container Password Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the value of the setting is the same or less than the required length.

On the Samsung Knox for Android device:
1. Open the Knox Container.
2. Select "Knox Settings".
3. Select "Unlock method".
4. Enter current password.
5. Select Password.
6. Attempt to enter a password that contains sequential characters or sequential numbers of length greater than the required length.
7. Verify the password is not accepted.

If the configured values of the "Max Sequential Character" and "Max Sequential Number" settings are greater than the required length, or if device accepts a password that contains sequential characters or sequential numbers of length greater than the required length, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-61265

Documentable

False

Rule Version

KNOX-39-021100

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 "Max Sequential Characters" and "Max Sequential Numbers" settings in the "Android Knox Container -> Container Password Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the value of the setting is the same or less than the required length.

On the Samsung Knox for Android device:
1. Open the Knox Container.
2. Select "Knox Settings".
3. Select "Unlock method".
4. Enter current password.
5. Select Password.
6. Attempt to enter a password that contains sequential characters or sequential numbers of length greater than the required length.
7. Verify the password is not accepted.

If the configured values of the "Max Sequential Character" and "Max Sequential Number" settings are greater than the required length, or if device accepts a password that contains sequential characters or sequential numbers of length greater than the required length, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2889

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