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The Samsung Knox for Android platform must be configured to implement the management setting: configure application install blacklist.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-56075 KNOX-35-021100 SV-70329r1_rule Medium
Blacklisting all applications is required so that only white-listed applications can be installed on the device. Requiring all authorized applications to be in an application whitelist prevents the execution of any applications (e.g., unauthorized, malicious) that are not part of the whitelist. Failure to configure an application whitelist and blacklist 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. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Samsung Android (with Knox 2.x) STIG 2016-02-25


Check Text ( C-56645r1_chk )
This validation procedure is performed on the MDM Administration Console.

Check whether the appropriate setting is configured on the MDM Administration Console:
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Application install blacklist" setting in the "Android Applications" rule.
2. Verify the setting is configured to include all applications (specified by the wildcard string ".*").

If the "Application install blacklist" setting in the MDM console does not include all applications, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-60953r1_fix)
Configure the mobile operating system to add all applications to the install blacklist.

On the MDM Administration Console, add all applications to the "Application install blacklist" setting in the "Android Applications" rule.