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The application must be configured to disable non-essential capabilities.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-234258 LVDA-VD-000270 SV-234258r628796_rule Medium
It is detrimental for applications to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked and therefore may remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors. Applications are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). Examples of non-essential capabilities include, but are not limited to, advertising software or browser plug-ins not related to requirements or providing a wide array of functionality not required for every mission but cannot be disabled.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7.x Linux Virtual Delivery Agent Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-02-01


Check Text ( C-37443r612328_chk )
Run the following command on a client to disable the CEIP:
/opt/Citrix/VDA/bin/ctxreg update -k "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Citrix\CEIP" -v "CEIPSwitch" -d "1"

If CEIPSwitch is not set to "1", this is a finding.

Run the following command on a client to disable Google Analytics:
/opt/Citrix/VDA/bin/ctxreg update -k "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Citrix\CEIP" -v "GASwitch" -d "1"

If GASwitch is not set to "1", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-37408r612329_fix)
Set the value of CEIPSwitch to "1" (Disabled).

Set the value of GASwitch to "1" (Disabled).