STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Samsung Android OS 6 with KNOX 2.x Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 3 Benchmark Date: 26 Apr 2019: The Samsung KNOX for Android platform must not allow passwords that include more than two repeating or sequential characters.

DISA Rule

SV-84253r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-69631

Group Title

PP-MDF-201004

Rule Version

KNOX-35-021900

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the mobile operating system to prevent passwords from containing more than two repeating or sequential characters.

On the MDM Administration Console, set the "Max Sequential Characters" and "Max Sequential Numbers" values to "2" in the "Android Password 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 "Max Sequential Characters" and "Max Sequential Numbers" settings in the "Android 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 device settings.
2. Select "Lock screen and security".
3. Select "Screen lock type".
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 the device accepts a password that contains sequential characters or sequential numbers of length greater than the required length, this is a finding.

Note: On some MDM servers, there may only be one configuration setting ("Max Sequential Characters") since this API actually disables both sequential and repeating characters.

Vulnerability Number

V-69631

Documentable

False

Rule Version

KNOX-35-021900

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 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 device settings.
2. Select "Lock screen and security".
3. Select "Screen lock type".
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 the device accepts a password that contains sequential characters or sequential numbers of length greater than the required length, this is a finding.

Note: On some MDM servers, there may only be one configuration setting ("Max Sequential Characters") since this API actually disables both sequential and repeating characters.

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Target Key

3083

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