STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Apple iOS 12 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 25 Jan 2019: Apple iOS must be configured to not allow passwords that include more than two repeating or sequential characters.

DISA Rule

SV-96471r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-81757

Group Title

PP-MDF-301020

Rule Version

AIOS-12-000200

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Install a configuration profile to disallow more than two sequential or repeating numbers or letters in the device unlock password.

Check Contents

Review configuration settings to confirm that simple passcodes are not allowed.

This check procedure is performed on both the Apple iOS management tool and the Apple iOS device.

Note: If an organization has multiple configuration profiles, the check procedure must be performed on the relevant configuration profiles applicable to the scope of the review.

In the Apple iOS management tool, verify the "Allow simple value" is unchecked. Alternatively, verify the text "<key>allowSimple</key> <false/>" appears in the configuration profile (.mobileconfig file).

On the Apple iOS device:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "General".
3. Tap "Profiles & Device Management".
4. Tap the Configuration Profile from the iOS management tool containing the password policy.
5. Tap "Restrictions".
6. Tap "Passcode".
7. Verify "Simple passcodes allowed" is set to "No".

If "Allow simple value" is checked in the Apple iOS management tool, "<key>allowSimple</key> <true/>" appears in the Configuration Profile, or the password policy on the Apple iOS device from the Apple iOS management tool does not have "Simple passcodes allowed" set to "No", this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-81757

Documentable

False

Rule Version

AIOS-12-000200

Severity Override Guidance

Review configuration settings to confirm that simple passcodes are not allowed.

This check procedure is performed on both the Apple iOS management tool and the Apple iOS device.

Note: If an organization has multiple configuration profiles, the check procedure must be performed on the relevant configuration profiles applicable to the scope of the review.

In the Apple iOS management tool, verify the "Allow simple value" is unchecked. Alternatively, verify the text "<key>allowSimple</key> <false/>" appears in the configuration profile (.mobileconfig file).

On the Apple iOS device:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "General".
3. Tap "Profiles & Device Management".
4. Tap the Configuration Profile from the iOS management tool containing the password policy.
5. Tap "Restrictions".
6. Tap "Passcode".
7. Verify "Simple passcodes allowed" is set to "No".

If "Allow simple value" is checked in the Apple iOS management tool, "<key>allowSimple</key> <true/>" appears in the Configuration Profile, or the password policy on the Apple iOS device from the Apple iOS management tool does not have "Simple passcodes allowed" set to "No", this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3401

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