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Apple iOS/iPadOS 17 must not include applications with the following characteristics: access to Siri when the device is locked.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258327 AIOS-17-007200 SV-258327r927664_rule Medium
Requiring all authorized applications to be in an application allow list prevents the execution of any applications (e.g., unauthorized, malicious) that are not part of the allow list. Failure to configure an application allow list 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 allow list, in addition to controlling the installation of applications on the MD, must control user access/execution of all core and preinstalled applications, or the MD must provide an alternate method of restricting user access/execution to core and preinstalled applications. Core application: Any application integrated into the OS by the OS or MD vendors. Preinstalled application: Additional noncore applications included in the OS build by the OS vendor, MD vendor, or wireless carrier. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #8b
Apple iOS/iPadOS 17 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-10


Check Text ( C-62068r927662_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm that Siri is disabled on the Lock screen.

This check procedure is performed on both the Apple iOS/iPadOS management tool and the iPhone and iPad.

Note: If an organization has multiple configuration profiles, the check procedure must be performed on the relevant configuration profiles applicable to the scope of the review.

In the Apple iOS/iPadOS management tool, verify "Allow Siri while device is locked" is unchecked.

Alternatively, verify the text "allowAssistantWhileLocked" appears in the configuration profile (.mobileconfig file).

On the iPhone and iPad:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "General".
3. Tap "VPN & Device Management".
4. Tap the Configuration Profile from the Apple iOS/iPadOS management tool containing the restrictions policy.
5. Tap "Restrictions".
6. Verify "Siri while locked not allowed" is listed.

If "Allow Siri while device is locked" is checked in the Apple iOS/iPadOS management tool, or "allowAssistantWhileLocked" appears in the configuration profile, or the restrictions policy on the iPhone and iPad from the Apple iOS/iPadOS management tool does not list "Siri while locked not allowed", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-61992r927663_fix)
Install a configuration profile to disable Siri while the device is locked.