STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Samsung Android OS 8 with Knox 3.x COPE Use Case Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 4 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: Samsung Android 8 with Knox must be configured to not allow backup of [all applications, configuration data] to locally connected systems.

DISA Rule

SV-95087r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-80383

Group Title

PP-MDF-301220

Rule Version

KNOX-08-017300

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure Samsung Android 8 with Knox to disable backup to locally connected systems.

On the MDM console, select the "Disable USB Media Player" check box in the "Android Restrictions" rule.

Note: Disabling USB Media Player will also disable USB MTP, USB mass storage, and USB vendor protocol (Smart Switch, KIES).

Check Contents

Review Samsung Android 8 with Knox configuration settings to determine if the capability to back up to a locally connected system has been disabled.

This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Android 8 with Knox device.

On the MDM console, do the following:
1. Ask the MDM Administrator to display the "Disable USB Media Player" check box in the "Android Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the "Disable USB Media Player" check box is selected.

Note: Disabling USB Media Player will also disable USB MTP, USB mass storage, and USB vendor protocol (Smart Switch, KIES).

On the Samsung Android 8 with Knox device, connect the device to a PC USB connection.

Note: Do not use a DoD network-managed PC for this test!

On the PC:
1. Install and launch Samsung Smart Switch (Note: Samsung KIES for older devices) on the PC.
2. Verify the device does not connect with the Samsung Smart Switch program.

If the MDM console "Disable USB Media Player" is not set to "Disabled" or on the Samsung Android 8 with Knox device, it connects with the Samsung Smart Switch or KIES program, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-80383

Documentable

False

Rule Version

KNOX-08-017300

Severity Override Guidance

Review Samsung Android 8 with Knox configuration settings to determine if the capability to back up to a locally connected system has been disabled.

This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Android 8 with Knox device.

On the MDM console, do the following:
1. Ask the MDM Administrator to display the "Disable USB Media Player" check box in the "Android Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the "Disable USB Media Player" check box is selected.

Note: Disabling USB Media Player will also disable USB MTP, USB mass storage, and USB vendor protocol (Smart Switch, KIES).

On the Samsung Android 8 with Knox device, connect the device to a PC USB connection.

Note: Do not use a DoD network-managed PC for this test!

On the PC:
1. Install and launch Samsung Smart Switch (Note: Samsung KIES for older devices) on the PC.
2. Verify the device does not connect with the Samsung Smart Switch program.

If the MDM console "Disable USB Media Player" is not set to "Disabled" or on the Samsung Android 8 with Knox device, it connects with the Samsung Smart Switch or KIES program, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

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Target Key

3367

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