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Samsung Android's Work profile must be configured to enable Common Criteria (CC) Mode.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-252432 KNOX-12-210270 SV-252432r815509_rule Low
The CC Mode feature is a superset of other features and behavioral changes that are mandatory MDFPP requirements. If CC mode is not implemented the device will not be operating in the NIAP-certified compliant CC Mode of operation. When enforcing AE CC mode on a Samsung Android device, additional Samsung specific security features are also enabled. CC Mode implements the following behavioral/functional changes to meet MDFPP requirements: - How the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi keys are stored using different types of encryption. - Download Mode is disabled and all updates will occur via FOTA only In addition, CC Mode adds new restrictions, which are not to meet MDFPP requirements, but to offer better security above what is required: - Force password info following FOTA update for consistency - Disable Remote unlock by FindMyMobile - Restrict biometric attempts to 10 for better security SFR ID: FMT_MOF_EXT.1.2 #47
Samsung Android 12 with Knox 3.x COPE Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-07


Check Text ( C-55888r815507_chk )
Review the configuration to determine if the Samsung Android devices are enabling Common Criteria (CC) mode.

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

On the management tool, in the Work profile restrictions, verify that "Common Criteria mode" is set to "Enable".

On the Samsung Android device, put the device into "Download mode" and verify that the text "Blocked by CC Mode" is displayed on the screen.

If on the management tool "Common Criteria mode" is not set to "Enable", or on the Samsung Android device the text "Blocked by CC Mode" is not displayed in "Download mode", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-55838r815508_fix)
Configure the Samsung Android devices to enable Common Criteria (CC) mode.

On the management tool, in the Work profile restrictions, set "Common Criteria mode" to "Enable".