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Apple macOS 12 (Monterey) Security Technical Implementation Guide


Overview

Date Finding Count (110)
2022-06-06 CAT I (High): 9 CAT II (Med): 89 CAT III (Low): 12
STIG Description
This Security Technical Implementation Guide is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. The requirements are derived from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 and related documents. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via email to the following address: disa.stig_spt@mail.mil.

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Findings (MAC III - Administrative Sensitive)

Finding ID Severity Title
V-252533 High The macOS system must be configured with the sudoers file configured to authenticate users on a per -tty basis.
V-252527 High The macOS system must use multifactor authentication for local access to privileged and non-privileged accounts.
V-252447 High The macOS system must be integrated into a directory services infrastructure.
V-252496 High The macOS system must be configured to disable the system preference pane for Apple ID.
V-252518 High The macOS system must use an approved antivirus program.
V-252519 High The macOS system must issue or obtain public key certificates under an appropriate certificate policy from an approved service provider.
V-252513 High The macOS system must enforce access restrictions.
V-252514 High The macOS system must have the security assessment policy subsystem enabled.
V-252501 High The macOS system must be configured to disable the tftp service.
V-252536 Medium The macOS Application Firewall must be enabled.
V-252537 Medium The macOS system must restrict the ability of individuals to use USB storage devices.
V-252534 Medium The macOS system must enable System Integrity Protection.
V-252535 Medium The macOS system must implement cryptographic mechanisms to protect the confidentiality and integrity of all information at rest.
V-252532 Medium The macOS system must be configured with system log files set to mode 640 or less permissive.
V-252530 Medium The macOS system must be configured so that the sudo command requires smart card authentication.
V-252531 Medium The macOS system must be configured with system log files owned by root and group-owned by wheel or admin.
V-252459 Medium The macOS system must implement approved ciphers to protect the confidentiality of SSH connections.
V-252458 Medium The macOS system must be configured with the SSH daemon LoginGraceTime set to 30 or less.
V-252451 Medium The macOS system must be configured so that any connection to the system must display the Standard Mandatory DoD Notice and Consent Banner before granting GUI access to the system.
V-252450 Medium The macOS system must display the Standard Mandatory DoD Notice and Consent Banner before granting access to the system via SSH.
V-252453 Medium The macOS system must be configured so that log folders must not contain access control lists (ACLs).
V-252452 Medium The macOS system must be configured so that log files must not contain access control lists (ACLs).
V-252455 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable password forwarding for FileVault2.
V-252454 Medium The macOS system must be configured with dedicated user accounts to decrypt the hard disk upon startup.
V-252457 Medium The macOS system must be configured with the SSH daemon ClientAliveCountMax option set to 0.
V-252456 Medium The macOS system must be configured with the SSH daemon ClientAliveInterval option set to 900 or less.
V-252521 Medium The macOS system must enforce a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction.
V-252520 Medium The macOS system must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one numeric character be used.
V-252523 Medium The macOS system must enforce a minimum 15-character password length.
V-252522 Medium The macOS system must prohibit password reuse for a minimum of five generations.
V-252525 Medium The macOS system must be configured to prevent displaying password hints.
V-252524 Medium The macOS system must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one special character be used.
V-252526 Medium The macOS system must be configured with a firmware password to prevent access to single user mode and booting from alternative media.
V-252529 Medium The macOS system must be configured so that the su command requires smart card authentication.
V-252528 Medium The macOS system must be configured so that the login command requires smart card authentication.
V-252482 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable Bonjour multicast advertising.
V-252483 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the UUCP service.
V-252480 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the Network File System (NFS) daemon unless it is required.
V-252481 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable Location Services.
V-252484 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable Internet Sharing.
V-252485 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable Web Sharing.
V-252499 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the Privacy Setup services.
V-252498 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the Cloud Setup services.
V-252446 Medium The macOS system must utilize an ESS solution and implement all DoD required modules.
V-252439 Medium The macOS system must initiate a session lock after a 15-minute period of inactivity.
V-252438 Medium The macOS system must initiate the session lock no more than five seconds after a screen saver is started.
V-252437 Medium The macOS system must retain the session lock until the user reestablishes access using established identification and authentication procedures.
V-252436 Medium The macOS system must be configured to prevent Apple Watch from terminating a session lock.
V-252545 Medium The macOS system must be configured to prevent users from erasing all system content and settings.
V-252544 Medium The macOS system must be configured to prevent password proximity sharing requests from nearby Apple Devices.
V-252542 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable promts to configure Unlock with Watch.
V-252540 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable prompts to configure Touch ID.
V-252495 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable Remote Apple Events.
V-252494 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable sending diagnostic and usage data to Apple.
V-252497 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the system preference pane for Internet Accounts.
V-252493 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable Siri and dictation.
V-252492 Medium The macOS system must cover or disable the built-in or attached camera when not in use.
V-252460 Medium The macOS system must use only Message Authentication Codes (MACs) employing FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic hash algorithms.
V-252461 Medium The macOS system must implement an approved Key Exchange Algorithm.
V-252462 Medium The macOS system must generate audit records for all account creations, modifications, disabling, and termination events; privileged activities or other system-level access; all kernel module load, unload, and restart actions; all program initiations; and organizationally defined events for all non-local maintenance and diagnostic sessions.
V-252463 Medium The macOS system must monitor remote access methods and generate audit records when successful/unsuccessful attempts to access/modify privileges occur.
V-252464 Medium The macOS system must initiate session audits at system startup, using internal clocks with time stamps for audit records that meet a minimum granularity of one second and can be mapped to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), in order to generate audit records containing information to establish what type of events occurred, the identity of any individual or process associated with the event, including individual identities of group account users, establish where the events occurred, source of the event, and outcome of the events including all account enabling actions, full-text recording of privileged commands, and information about the use of encryption for access wireless access to and from the system.
V-252465 Medium The macOS system must shut down by default upon audit failure (unless availability is an overriding concern).
V-252466 Medium The macOS system must be configured with audit log files owned by root.
V-252467 Medium The macOS system must be configured with audit log folders owned by root.
V-252468 Medium The macOS system must be configured with audit log files group-owned by wheel.
V-252469 Medium The macOS system must be configured with audit log folders group-owned by wheel.
V-252473 Medium The macOS system must allocate audit record storage capacity to store at least one week's worth of audit records when audit records are not immediately sent to a central audit record storage facility.
V-252472 Medium The macOS system must audit the enforcement actions used to restrict access associated with changes to the system.
V-252471 Medium The macOS system must be configured with audit log folders set to mode 700 or less permissive.
V-252470 Medium The macOS system must be configured with audit log files set to mode 440 or less permissive.
V-252477 Medium The macOS system must accept and verify Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials, implement a local cache of revocation data to support path discovery and validation in case of the inability to access revocation information via the network, and only allow the use of DoD PKI-established certificate authorities for verification of the establishment of protected sessions.
V-252476 Medium The macOS system must generate audit records for DoD-defined events such as successful/unsuccessful logon attempts, successful/unsuccessful direct access attempts, starting and ending time for user access, and concurrent logons to the same account from different sources.
V-252475 Medium The macOS system must provide an immediate real-time alert to the System Administrator (SA) and Information System Security Officer (ISSO), at a minimum, of all audit failure events requiring real-time alerts.
V-252474 Medium The macOS system must provide an immediate warning to the System Administrator (SA) and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) (at a minimum) when allocated audit record storage volume reaches 75 percent of repository maximum audit record storage capacity.
V-252479 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable SMB File Sharing unless it is required.
V-252478 Medium The macOS system must require individuals to be authenticated with an individual authenticator prior to using a group authenticator.
V-252448 Medium The macOS system must enforce the limit of three consecutive invalid logon attempts by a user before the user account is locked.
V-252449 Medium The macOS system must display the Standard Mandatory DoD Notice and Consent Banner before granting remote access to the operating system.
V-252444 Medium The macOS system must automatically remove or disable temporary and emergency user accounts after 72 hours.
V-252445 Medium The macOS system must, for networked systems, compare internal information system clocks at least every 24 hours with a server that is synchronized to one of the redundant United States Naval Observatory (USNO) time servers or a time server designated for the appropriate DoD network (NIPRNet/SIPRNet) and/or the Global Positioning System (GPS).
V-252442 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable hot corners.
V-252443 Medium The macOS system must disable the SSHD service.
V-252440 Medium The macOS system must be configured to lock the user session when a smart token is removed.
V-252510 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the system preference pane for Siri.
V-252511 Medium The macOS system must allow only applications that have a valid digital signature to run.
V-252515 Medium The macOS system must not allow an unattended or automatic logon to the system.
V-252516 Medium The macOS system must set permissions on user home directories to prevent users from having access to read or modify another user's files.
V-252517 Medium The macOS system must authenticate peripherals before establishing a connection.
V-252509 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the system preference pane for Wallet and ApplePay.
V-252508 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the system preference pane for TouchID.
V-252503 Medium The macOS system must disable iCloud Keychain synchronization.
V-252502 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the Siri Setup services.
V-252500 Medium The macOS system must be configured to disable the Cloud Storage Setup services.
V-252507 Medium The macOS system must disable the Screen Sharing feature.
V-252506 Medium The macOS system must disable iCloud photo library.
V-252505 Medium The macOS system must disable iCloud bookmark synchronization.
V-252504 Medium The macOS system must disable iCloud document synchronization.
V-252538 Low The macOS system logon window must be configured to prompt for username and password, rather than show a list of users.
V-252539 Low The macOS system must restrict the ability of individuals to write to external optical media.
V-252488 Low The macOS system must be configured to disable the iCloud Reminders services.
V-252489 Low The macOS system must be configured to disable iCloud Address Book services.
V-252486 Low The macOS system must be configured to disable AirDrop.
V-252487 Low The macOS system must be configured to disable the iCloud Calendar services.
V-252543 Low The macOS system must be configured to prevent activity continuation between Apple Devices.
V-252541 Low The macOS system must be configured to disable prompts to configure ScreenTime.
V-252491 Low The macOS system must be configured to disable the iCloud Notes services.
V-252490 Low The macOS system must be configured to disable the Mail iCloud services.
V-252441 Low The macOS system must conceal, via the session lock, information previously visible on the display with a publicly viewable image.
V-252699 Low The macOS system must be configured with Bluetooth turned off unless approved by the organization.