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In the event a secure Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connection fails, the connection must be restricted from resorting to the unencrypted HTTP.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-40778 DTOO422 SV-52836r2_rule Medium
Lync 2013 provides a single, unified client for real-time communications, including voice and video calls, Lync Meetings, presence, instant messaging, and persistent chat. The Lync client has a fall back option so that, in the event the Lync client cannot make a secure SIP connection to the Lync server, it will fall back to an unencrypted HTTP connection. In that event, all traffic will be unencrypted and in clear text. The configuration must be set to prevent HTTP being used for SIP connections in the event TLS or TCP fail.
Microsoft Lync 2013 STIG 2015-04-13


Check Text ( None )
Fix Text (F-45762r2_fix)
Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Lync 2013 -> Microsoft Lync Feature Policies "Disable HTTP fallback for SIP connection" to "Enabled".