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Apple iOS must not allow messages in an Active Sync Exchange account to be forwarded or moved to other accounts in the iOS Mail app.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-54289 AIOS-03-080102 SV-68535r1_rule Medium
The iOS Mail app can be configured to support multiple email accounts concurrently. These email accounts are likely to involve content of varying degrees of sensitivity (e.g., both personal and enterprise messages). To prevent the unauthorized and undetected forwarding or moving of messages from one account to another, Mail ActiveSync Exchange accounts can be configured to block such behavior. While users may still send a message from the Exchange account to another account, these transactions must involve an Exchange server, enabling audit records of the transaction, filtering of mail content, and subsequent forensic analysis. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Apple iOS 8 Interim Security Configuration Guide 2014-09-16


Check Text ( C-54925r3_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm "Allow messages to be moved" is disabled.

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 messages to be moved" is unchecked under the Exchange payload.

Alternatively, verify the text
"PreventMove" 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 Exchange policy.
5. Tap "Accounts".
6. Tap the name of the Exchange account.
7. Verify "Prevent Move" is set to "Yes".

If "Allow messages to be moved" is checked in the iOS management tool, "PreventMove" appears in the configuration profile, or the Exchange policy on the iOS device from the iOS management tool has "Prevent Move" set to "No", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-59143r1_fix)
Install a Configuration Profile to prevent Exchange messages from being moved or forwarded between email accounts.