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The Samsung Knox for Android platform must be configured to implement the management setting: disable Wi-Fi Direct.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-56083 KNOX-35-021500 SV-70337r1_rule Medium
Wi-Fi Direct allows the device to connect directly to another device via Wi-Fi without accessing a Wi-Fi access point and using DoD-required security mechanisms since Wi-Fi Direct can be used by applications to exchange files between devices. Disabling this feature mitigates the risk of compromising sensitive DoD data. Note: Disabling Wi-Fi Direct also disables S Beam. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Samsung Android (with Knox 2.x) STIG 2016-02-25


Check Text ( C-56653r1_chk )
This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Knox for Android device.

Check whether the appropriate setting is configured on the MDM Administration Console:
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Wi-Fi Direct" setting in the "Android Restrictions" rule.
2. Verify the setting is disabled.

On the Samsung Knox for Android device:
1. Open the device settings.
2. Select Wi-Fi.
3. Select settings.
4. Select Wi-Fi Direct.
5. Verify W-Fi direct cannot be enabled.

If the "Wi-Fi Direct" configuration in the MDM console is enabled, or if the user is able to enable Wi-Fi Direct, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-60961r1_fix)
Configure the mobile operating system to disable Wi-Fi Direct.

On the MDM Administration Console, disable the "Wi-Fi Direct" setting in the "Android Restrictions" rule.