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Apple iOS device must have the latest available iOS operating system installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-71865 AIOS-02-090103 SV-86489r1_rule High
Required security features are not available in earlier OS versions. In addition, there are known vulnerabilities in earlier versions. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #45
Apple iOS 10 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2016-10-25


Check Text ( C-72095r1_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm the most recently released version of iOS is installed.

This validation procedure is performed on both the Apple iOS management tool and the Apple iOS device. Go to http://www.apple.com and determine the most current version of iOS released by Apple.

In the MDM management console, review the version of iOS installed on a sample of managed devices. This procedure will vary depending on the MDM product.

On the Apple iOS device:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "General".
3. Tap "About" and view the installed version of iOS.

If the installed version of iOS on any reviewed iOS devices is not the latest released by Apple, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-78215r1_fix)
Install the latest release version of Apple iOS on all managed iOS devices.