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Samsung Android must be configured to disable USB mass storage mode.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-231027 KNOX-11-006600 SV-231027r608683_rule Medium
USB mass storage mode enables the transfer of data and software from one device to another. This software can include malware. When USB mass storage is enabled on a mobile device, it becomes a potential vector for malware and unauthorized data exfiltration. Prohibiting USB mass storage mode mitigates this risk. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #39a
Samsung Android 11 with Knox 3.x Legacy Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-12-08


Check Text ( C-33957r592695_chk )
Review Samsung Android configuration settings to determine if the mobile device has a USB mass storage mode and if it has been disabled.

This validation procedure is performed on both the management tool Administration Console and the Samsung Android device.

On the management tool, in the device restrictions section, verify that "USB file transfer" has been set to "Disallow".

On the PC, browse the mounted Samsung Android device and verify that it does not display any folders or files.

If on the management tool "USB file transfer" is not set to "Disallow", or the PC can mount and browse folders and files on the Samsung Android device, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-33930r592696_fix)
Configure Samsung Android to disable USB mass storage mode.

On the management tool, in the device restrictions section, set "USB file transfer" to "Disallow".