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iOS devices must be configured to require a password to remove the iOS configuration profile, if a configuration profile is used.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-25006 WIR-MOS-iOS-G-009 SV-30788r2_rule ECWN-1 IAIA-1 Medium
Sensitive DoD data could be compromised if a security profile is not installed on DoD iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch devices. The profile should only be removed by the system administrator.
Apple iOS 5 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) 2012-07-20


Check Text ( C-31206r5_chk )
This requirement only applies if a non-MDM profile is used on an iOS device. An example would be if the Fixmo MDM profile is used to implement iOS security and a Good profile is used to provide email services. In this case, the Good profile would be a non-MDM profile.

This is an iOS security policy set check. Recommend that all checks related to iOS security policy set rules be reviewed using the following procedure.

1. Make a list of all iOS security policies listed on the MDM server that have been assigned to iOS devices and review each policy using the following procedure:
-Have the SA identify STIG compliant and non-compliant policies on the server.

--Log into the MDM server console.
--Click on the Policies tab.
--View all iOS security policies on the server.

-Note: STIG-compliant policy sets should be identified as such in the policy title. An example is STIG_iOS_Policy_Set. It is recommended that all non-STIG/ISCG policy sets be deleted.

2. Select each iOS security policy iOS devices are assigned to, and in turn, verify the required settings are in the policy set.
-Note: If there is a finding, note the name of the non STIG/ISCG-compliant policy set in the Findings Details section in VMS/Component Provided Tracking Database.
-Launch the MDM console and click on the Policies tab.
-Select the iOS security policy.

The profile password will meet CYBERCOM CTO 07-15Rev1 requirements for admin passwords and not be given to the user.

-Verify “Require password to remove profile” is checked and a complex Super User password is set.

Mark as a finding if not configured as required.
Fix Text (F-27656r2_fix)
Set smartphone to require a password to remove the device configuration profile if a non-MDM profile is used. Passwords must meet CYBERCOM CTO 07-15Rev1 requirements for admin passwords and not be given to the user.