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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-70905 DTOO422 SV-85529r1_rule Medium
Skype for Business 2016 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 Skype for Business 2016 STIG 2016-12-21


Check Text ( None )
Fix Text (F-45762r2_fix)
Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 -> Microsoft Lync Feature Policies "Disable HTTP fallback for SIP connection" to "Enabled".