STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Samsung Android OS 7 with Knox 2.x Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: The Samsung Android 7 with Knox must implement the management setting: Disable Allow New Admin Install.

DISA Rule

SV-91271r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-76575

Group Title

PP-MDF-991000

Rule Version

KNOX-07-012400

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the Samsung Android 7 with Knox to disallow new admin installations.

On the MDM console, select the "Prevent New Admin Install" checkbox in the "Android Advanced Restrictions" rule.

Check Contents

Review Samsung Android 7 with Knox configuration settings to determine if the mobile device is configured to disallow new admin installations.

This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Android 7 with Knox device.

On the MDM console, do the following:
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Prevent New Admin Install" checkbox in the "Android Advanced Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the checkbox is selected.

Note: With some MDM consoles, this policy is automatically configured when the user enrolls with the MDM.

Note: Android Device Manager must first be disabled on the device in order to successfully apply this policy. This can only be done manually on the device by selecting "Lock screen and security", then "Other security settings", then "Device administrators", and then disable Android Device Manager.

On the Samsung Android 7 with Knox device, do the following:
1. Attempt to install an application that requires admin permissions.
2. Verify the application is blocked from being installed.

If the MDM console "Prevent New Admin Install" checkbox is not selected or on the Samsung Android 7 with Knox device, the user is able to install another application requiring admin permissions on the device, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-76575

Documentable

False

Rule Version

KNOX-07-012400

Severity Override Guidance

Review Samsung Android 7 with Knox configuration settings to determine if the mobile device is configured to disallow new admin installations.

This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Android 7 with Knox device.

On the MDM console, do the following:
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Prevent New Admin Install" checkbox in the "Android Advanced Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the checkbox is selected.

Note: With some MDM consoles, this policy is automatically configured when the user enrolls with the MDM.

Note: Android Device Manager must first be disabled on the device in order to successfully apply this policy. This can only be done manually on the device by selecting "Lock screen and security", then "Other security settings", then "Device administrators", and then disable Android Device Manager.

On the Samsung Android 7 with Knox device, do the following:
1. Attempt to install an application that requires admin permissions.
2. Verify the application is blocked from being installed.

If the MDM console "Prevent New Admin Install" checkbox is not selected or on the Samsung Android 7 with Knox device, the user is able to install another application requiring admin permissions on the device, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3253

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