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Samsung Android must be configured to disable developer modes.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-252415 KNOX-12-210100 SV-252415r815458_rule Medium
Developer modes expose features of the MOS that are not available during standard operation. An adversary may leverage a vulnerability inherent in a developer mode to compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of DoD sensitive information. Disabling developer modes mitigates this risk. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #26
Samsung Android 12 with Knox 3.x COPE Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-07


Check Text ( C-55871r815456_chk )
Review the configure to determine if the Samsung Android devices are disabling developer modes.

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

On the management tool, in the device restrictions, verify that "Debugging Features" is set to "Disallow".

On the Samsung Android device:
1. Open "Settings".
2. Verify "Developer options" is not listed.

If on the management tool "Debugging Features" is not set to "Disallow" or on the Samsung Android device "Developer options" is listed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-55821r815457_fix)
Configure the Samsung Android devices to disable developer modes.

On the management tool, in the device restrictions, set "Debugging Features" to "Disallow".