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Apple iOS must not allow DoD applications to access non-DoD data.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-54273 AIOS-02-080015 SV-68519r1_rule Low
Managed apps have been approved for the handling of DoD-sensitive information. Unmanaged apps are provided for productivity and morale purposes but are not approved to handle DoD-sensitive information. Examples of unmanaged apps include apps for news services, travel guides, maps, and social networking. If a document containing malware (e.g., macros performing malicious functions) were obtained from an untrusted source and then ported to a managed app, it might eventually reach other DoD computing systems vulnerable to the malware. Preventing managed apps from opening documents from unmanaged apps greatly mitigates this risk. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Apple iOS 8 Interim Security Configuration Guide 2014-09-16


Check Text ( C-54909r4_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm “Allow documents from unmanaged apps in managed apps” is unchecked.

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 documents from unmanaged apps in managed apps" is unchecked.

Alternatively, verify the text "allowOpenFromUnmanagedToManaged
" 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 "Opening documents from unmanaged to managed apps not allowed" is listed.

If "Allow documents from unmanaged apps in managed apps" is checked in the iOS management tool, "allowOpenFromUnmanagedToManaged
" appears in the configuration profile, or the restrictions policy on the iOS device from the iOS management tool does not list "Opening documents from unmanaged to managed apps not allowed", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-59127r1_fix)
Install a Configuration Profile to prevent DoD applications from inappropriately accessing non-DoD data.