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Apple iOS must not allow voice dialing when the device is locked.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-54267 AIOS-02-080012 SV-68513r1_rule Medium
On iOS devices, users can access the device's contact database or calendar to obtain phone numbers and other information using a human voice even when the mobile device is locked. Often this information is personally identifiable information (PII), which is considered sensitive. It could also be used by an adversary to profile the user or engage in social engineering to obtain further information from other unsuspecting users. Disabling access to the contact database and calendar in these situations mitigates the risk of this attack. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Apple iOS 8 Interim Security Configuration Guide 2014-09-16


Check Text ( C-54903r3_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm that "Allow Voice Dialing" is disabled on lock screen.

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

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

In the iOS management tool, verify "Allow voice dialing" is unchecked.

Alternatively, verify the text "allowVoiceDialing" appears in the configuration profile (.mobileconfig file).

On the iOS device:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "General".
3. Tap "Profiles" or "Profiles & Device Management" or "Device Management".
4. Tap the Configuration Profile from the iOS management tool containing the restrictions policy.
5. Tap "Restrictions".
6. Verify "Voice dialing not allowed" is listed.

If "Allow voice dialing" is checked in the iOS management tool, "allowVoiceDialing" appears in the configuration profile, or the restrictions policy on the iOS device from the iOS management tool does not list "Voice dialing not allowed", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-59121r1_fix)
Install a Configuration Profile to disable Voice Control while the device is locked.