|Finding ID||Version||Rule ID||IA Controls||Severity|
|Requiring all authorized applications to be in an application whitelist prevents the execution of any applications (e.g., unauthorized, malicious) that are not part of the whitelist. Failure to configure an application whitelist properly could allow unauthorized and malicious applications to be downloaded, installed, and executed on the mobile device, causing a compromise of DoD data accessible by these applications. Applications with the listed characteristics have features that can cause the compromise of sensitive DoD data or have features with no known application in the DoD environment. Application note: The application whitelist, in addition to controlling the installation of applications on the mobile device, must control user access to/execution of all core and preinstalled applications, or the MD must provide an alternate method of restricting user access to/execution of core and preinstalled applications. Core application: Any application integrated into the operating system by the operating system or mobile device vendors. Preinstalled application: Additional non-core applications included in the operating system build by the operating system vendor, mobile device vendor, or wireless carrier. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #8b|
|Samsung Android OS 9 with Knox 3.x COPE Use Case KPE(Legacy) Deployment Security Technical Implementation Guide||2020-05-15|
|Check Text ( C-93173r1_chk )|
| Review the Samsung Android Workspace configuration settings to confirm that the system application disable list has been configured to include all system apps that have been identified as having non-DoD-approved characteristics. |
This procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration console and the Samsung Android device.
On the MDM console, for the Workspace, in the "Knox application" group, verify that the system application disable list contains all apps identified as having non-DoD-approved characteristics.
On the Samsung Android device, review the apps on the "Workspace" App screen and confirm that none of the apps listed in the system application disable list are present.
If the system application disable list does not contain all the apps that have been identified as having non-DoD-approved characteristics, or if an app listed can be found on the "Workspace" App screen of the Samsung Android device, this is a finding.
|Fix Text (F-100101r1_fix)|
| Configure the Samsung Android Workspace to include all system apps in the system app disable list that have been identified as having non-DoD-approved characteristics. |
The system application disable list controls user access to/execution of core and preinstalled applications. It does not control the installation of applications.
On the MDM console, for the Workspace, in the "Knox application" group, add all system app packages that have been identified as having non-DoD-approved characteristics to the system application disable list.
Note: Refer to the "System Apps for Disablement (Non-DoD-Approved Characteristics)" and "System Apps That Must Not Be Disabled" tables in the Supplemental document for this STIG.