Samsung OS 9 with Knox 3.x COBO Use Case KPE(AE) Deployment STIG:
(in versions v1 r4 through v1 r1)
Samsung Android must be configured to disable trust agents. Note: This requirement is not applicable (NA) for specific biometric authentication factors included in the products Common Criteria evaluation. (Cat II impact)
Trust agents allow a user to unlock a mobile device without entering a passcode when the mobile device is, for example, connected to a user-selected Bluetooth device or in a user-selected location. This technology would allow unauthorized users to have access to DoD sensitive data if compromised. By not permitting the use of non-password authentication mechanisms, users are forced to use passcodes that meet DoD passcode requirements. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #23, FIA_UAU.5.1
Review device configuration settings to confirm that trust agents are disabled. This procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration console and the Samsung Android device. On the MDM console, for the device, in the "Android lock screen restrictions" group, verify that "disable trust agents" is selected. On the Samsung Android device, do the following: 1. Open Settings. 2. Tap "Biometrics and security". 3. Tap "Other security settings". 4. Tap "Trust agents". 5. Verify that all listed trust agents are disabled and cannot be enabled. If on the MDM console "disable trust agents" is not selected, or on the Samsung Android device a trust agent can be enabled, this is a finding.
Configure Samsung Android to disable trust agents. On the MDM console, for the device, in the "Android lock screen restriction" group, select "disable trust agents".
Rule ID: SV-217673r617455_rule
Vulnerability ID: V-217673
Group Title: PP-MDF-301150
The organization implements the security configuration settings.
The organization employs automated mechanisms to centrally manage configuration settings for organization-defined information system components.
The organization configures the information system to provide only essential capabilities.