BlackBerry 10.2.x OS Security Technical Implementation Guide

V1R3 2014-08-28       U_BlackBerry_10-2-x_OS_V1R3_Manual-xccdf.xml
V1R6 2015-07-02       U_BlackBerry_10-2-X_OS_V1R6_Manual-xccdf.xml
Developed by BlackBerry Ltd. in coordination with DISA for use in the DoD. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]
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Updated 26
Added 6
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V-47169 No Change
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000100 Rule ID: SV-60041r3_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000048

Discussion

The operating system is required to display the DoD-approved system use notification message or banner before granting access to the system that provides privacy and security notices consistent with applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, and guidance. This ensures the legal requirements for auditing and monitoring are met.

System use notification messages must be displayed when individuals log in to the information system. The approved DoD text must be used as specified in the DoD Instruction 8500.01 dated March 14, 2014.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, while holding the Power button, select "Lock" to lock the device. Ensure " I've read & consent to terms in IS user agreem't." is displayed on the lock screen. Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service server, set "Owner Information" IT Policy rule to " I've read & consent to terms in IS user agreem't."

NOTE: This fix procedure affects both Personal and Work Spaces.
V-47171 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000110 Rule ID: SV-60043r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000056

Discussion

The device lock function prevents further access to the system by initiating a session lock after a period of inactivity or upon receiving a request from a user. The device lock is retained until the user reestablishes access using established identification and authentication procedures.

A device lock is a temporary action taken when a user stops work but does not want to log out because of the temporary nature of the hiatus. During the device lock a publicly viewable pattern is visible on the associated display, hiding what was previously visible on the screen. Once invoked, the device lock shall remain in place until the user re-authenticates. No other system activity aside from re-authentication can unlock the system.

The operating system must enforce a device lock function. This prevents others from gaining access to the device when not in the user's possession and accessing sensitive DoD information. The identification and authentication procedure configuration must be set by a Mobile Device Management (MDM) service and be sufficiently complex to protect sensitive data.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> BlackBerry Balance" and ensure "Work Password" is set to "On" and grayed out.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set "Password Required for Work Space" IT Policy rule to "Yes".
V-47173 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000120 Rule ID: SV-60045r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000056

Discussion

The device lock function prevents further access to the system by initiating a session lock after a period of inactivity or upon receiving a request from a user. The device lock is retained until the user reestablishes access using established identification and authentication procedures.

A device lock is a temporary action taken when a user stops work but does not want to log out because of the temporary nature of the hiatus. During the device lock a publicly viewable pattern is visible on the associated display, hiding what was previously visible on the screen. Once invoked, the device lock shall remain in place until the user re-authenticates. No other system activity aside from re-authentication can unlock the system.

The operating system must enforce a device lock function. This prevents others from gaining access to the device when not in the user's possession and accessing sensitive DoD information. The identification and authentication procedure configuration must be set by a Mobile Device Management (MDM) service and be sufficiently complex to protect sensitive data.

Checks

This requirement must meet one of the options below:

Option 1: From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings
>-> Security and Privacy >-> Device Password" and ensure "Device Password" is set to "On".

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Option 2: From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >
> BlackBerry Balance" and ensure "Use as my device password" is set to "On" and greyed out.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

Select one option to fix this requirement:

Option 1: From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings
>-> Security and Privacy >-> Device Password" and set "Enable Device Password" to "On". Create a 4-digit password for device lock.

Option 2: On BlackBerry Device Service, set "Apply Work Space Password to Full Device" rule to "Yes".

N
oteOTE: This fix procedure affects the Personal Space.
V-47175 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000130 Rule ID: SV-60047r31_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000057

Discussion

The device lock function prevents further access to the system by initiating a session lock after a period of inactivity or upon receiving a request from a user. The device lock is retained until the user reestablishes access using established identification and authentication procedures.

A device lock is a temporary action taken when a user stops work but does not want to shut down because of the temporary nature of the hiatus. During the device lock a publicly viewable pattern is visible on the associated display, hiding what was previously visible on the screen. Once invoked, the device lock shall remain in place until the user re-authenticates. No other system activity aside from re-authentication can unlock the system.

The operating system must lock the device after the organization defined time period. This prevents others from gaining access to the device when not in the user's possession and accessing sensitive DoD information. A device lock mitigates the risk that an adversary can access data on an unattended mobile device but only after the maximum of 15 minute period of inactivity.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> BlackBerry Balance".

Verify
Ensure "Lock Work Space After" is set to "15 Minutes", with higher values hidden.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set the IT Policy rule "Lock Device After" IT Policy rule to "15 minutes".
V-47177 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000140 Rule ID: SV-60049r32_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000057

Discussion

The Work Space lock function prevents further access to the Work Space by initiating a session lock after a period of inactivity on the device or upon receiving a request from a user. The lock is retained until the user reestablishes access using established identification and authentication procedures.

When using a personal app designed to extend the timeout in configurations with both personal and work areas, the device will not lock but the Work Space will lock after 15 minutes. Locking the Work Space after 15 minutes ensures that an adversary acquiring a DoD device may have access to the personal space but only a limited window to gain information from the Work Space.

A device lock is a temporary action taken when a user stops work but does not want to shut down because of the temporary nature of the hiatus. During the device lock a publicly viewable pattern is visible on the associated display, hiding what was previously visible on the screen. Once invoked, the device lock shall remain in place until the user re-authenticates. No other system activity aside from re-authentication can unlock the system.

The operating system must lock the device after the organization defined time period. This prevents others from gaining access to the device when not in the user's possession and accessing sensitive DoD information. A device lock mitigates the risk that an adversary can access data on an unattended mobile device but only after the maximum of 15 minute period of inactivity.

Checks

On BlackBerry Device Service, verify the IT Policy rule "Application Security Timer Reset" IT Policy rule is set to "Disallow". Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set the IT Policy rule "Application Security Timer Reset" IT Policy rule to "Disallow".
V-47179 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000150 Rule ID: SV-60051r21_rule Severity: low CCI: CCI-000160

Discussion

Determining the correct time a particular application event occurred on a system is critical when conducting forensic analysis and investigating system events.

Periodically synchronizing internal clocks with an authoritative time source is needed in order to correctly correlate the timing of events that occur across the enterprise. The two authoritative time sources for mobile operating systems are an authoritative time server which is synchronized with redundant United States Naval Observatory (USNO) time servers as designated for the appropriate DoD network (NIPRNet or SIPRNet) or the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Timestamps generated by the audit system in mobile operating systems shall include both date and time. The time may be expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a modern continuation of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), or local time with an offset from UTC.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Date and Time" and verifyensure "Set Date and Time Automatically" is set to "On".

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Date and Time" and set "Set Date and Time Automatically" to "On".

NOTE: This fix procedure affects both Personal and Work Spaces.
V-47181 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000210 Rule ID: SV-60053r31_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000205

Discussion

Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting guessing and brute force attacks. The ability to crack a password is a function of how many times an attempt to crack the password, how quickly the adversary can do each attempt, and the size of the password space. The longer the minimum length of the password is, the larger the password space.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> BlackBerry Balance" and select "Change Password".

Authenticate using the current password.

Select "Password Rules" and verifyensure "Your password must be at least 6 characters."

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set the IT Policy rule "Minimum Password Length" IT Policy rule to 6.
V-47183 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000220 Rule ID: SV-60055r52_rule Severity: mediumhigh CCI: CCI-000663

Discussion

The operating system must enforce software installation by users based upon what types of software installations are permitted (e.g., updates and security patches to existing software) and what types of installations are prohibited (e.g., software whose pedigree with regard to being potentially malicious is unknown or suspect) by the organization. The installation and execution of unauthorized software on an operating system may allow the application to obtain sensitive information or further compromise the system. Preventing a user from installing unapproved applications mitigates this risk.

When the Development Mode is enabled on BlackBerry 10 OS devices, the user has the capability to sideload apps to either
the Work Space or Personal Spacpersonal or work side. Disabling this feature removes the capability for a user to sideload apps.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Security and Privacy >-> Development Mode" and verifyensure "Use Development Mode" is set to "OFF" and grayed out.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set the IT Policy rule "Restrict Development Mode" IT Policy rule to "Yes".
V-47185 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000224 Rule ID: SV-60057r32_rule Severity: high CCI: CCI-000663

Discussion

The operating system must enforce software installation by users based upon what types of software installations are permitted (e.g., updates and security patches to existing software) and what types of installations are prohibited (e.g., software whose pedigree with regard to being potentially malicious is unknown or suspect) by the organization. The installation and execution of unauthorized software on an operating system may allow the application to obtain sensitive information or further compromise the system. Preventing a user from installing unapproved applications mitigates this risk.

When the Development Mode is enabled for the Work Space on BlackBerry 10 OS devices, the user has the capability to sideload apps to the
Wwork Spacside. Disabling this feature removes the capability for a user to sideload apps.

Checks

If requirement BB10-2X-000220 is met, this requirement is not applicable.

On BlackBerry Device Service, verify
the IT Policy rule "Development Mode Access to Work Space" IT Policy rule is set to "Disallow". Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set the IT Policy rule "Development Mode Access to Work Space" IT Policy rule to "Disallow".
V-47187 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000228 Rule ID: SV-60059r42_rule Severity: mediumhigh CCI: CCI-000663

Discussion

The operating system must enforce software installation by users based upon what types of software installations are permitted (e.g., updates and security patches to existing software) and what types of installations are prohibited (e.g., software whose pedigree with regard to being potentially malicious is unknown or suspect) by the organization. The installation and execution of unauthorized software on an operating system may allow the application to obtain sensitive information or further compromise the system. Preventing a user from installing unapproved applications mitigates this risk.

Checks

On BlackBerry Device Service, verify the IT Policy rule "Install Apps From Other Sources" IT Policy rule is set to "Disallow". Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set the IT Policy rule "Install Apps From Other Sources" IT Policy rule to "Disallow".
V-47189 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000230 Rule ID: SV-60061r31_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000663

Discussion

DoD can perform due diligence on sources of software to mitigate the risk that malicious software is introduced to those sources. Therefore, if software is downloaded from a DoD- approved source, then it is less likely to be malicious than if it is downloaded from an unapproved source. To prevent access to unapproved sources, the operating system, in most cases, can be configured to disable user access to public application stores. However, in some cases, DoD may approve downloads directly from the OS vendor.

Checks

From the Work Space, open "BlackBerry World - Work" and select "Public". If any apps are listed under "Public", this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand "Software >-> Applications", click "Manage applications", and delete all applications under "BlackBerry World Applications".
V-47191 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000240 Rule ID: SV-60063r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000780

Discussion

Without strong mutual authentication a mobile device may connect to an unauthorized network. In many cases, the user may falsely believe that the device is connected to an authorized network and then provide authentication credentials and other sensitive information. EAP-TLS is strong mutual authentication leveraging a public key infrastructure. Its use greatly mitigates risk associated with authentication transactions.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Network Connections >-> Wi-Fi >-> Saved" and select a saved DoD Wi-Fi profile to check.

Verify
Ensure "Security Type" is set to "WPA Enterprise" or "WPA2 Enterprise" and "Security Sub Type" is set to "EAP-TLS". These options should be grayed out.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

NOTE: Wi-Fi profiles, other than those connecting to DoD Wi-Fi networks, are not a finding. If no DoD Wi-Fi networks are saved, this requirement is NA.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, select the affected Wi-Fi Profile(s), and set "EAP Security Setting" to "TLS".
V-47193 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000250 Rule ID: SV-60065r31_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000780

Discussion

VPNs are vulnerable to attack if they are not supported by strong authentication. An adversary may be able to gain access to network resources and sensitive information if they can compromise the authentication process. Common Access Card (CAC) authentication is a strong cryptographic two-factor authentication that greatly mitigates the risk of VPN authentication breaches. Other DoD-approved PKI mechanisms provide similar levels of assurance. Reference the DoD CIO memorandum regarding interim guidance on the use of derived PKI credentials (2015-05-06 DoD Interim Guidance for Implementing Derived PKI Credentials on Unclass CMDs) for BlackBerry certificate configuration information approved PKI mechanisms provide similar levels of assurance.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Network Connections >-> VPN ".

Select and hold a VPN profile to check, and select "Edit Profile" to edit the VPN Profile.

For each VPN Profile connecting to DoD networks:

- Select the VPN Profile to edit.
- VerifyEnsure "Authentication Type" is set to "PKI" or "XAUTH-PKI" and grayed out. Otherwise, this is a finding.

NOTE: If the VPN Profile listed under "Settings
>-> Network Connections >-> VPN" has a brief case logo on the right side, it wais created on BlackBerry Device Service published to the device. "Authentication Type" for this VPN Profile will be grayed out and enforced. If no VPN profiles are saved, this requirement is NA.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set select the applicable VPN Profile and set "Authentication Type" is to "PKI" or "XAUTH-PKI".
V-47197 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000280 Rule ID: SV-60069r42_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000366

Discussion

DoD root and intermediate PKI certificates are used to verify the authenticity of PKI certificates of users and web services. If the root and intermediate certificates are not available, an adversary could falsely sign a certificate in such a way that it could not be detected. Providing access to the DoD root and intermediate PKI certificates greatly diminishes the risk of this attack.

Checks

From the Work Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Security and Privacy >-> Certificates", and inspect "Enterprise Root Certificates" and "Enterprise Intermediate Certificates" stores.

If DoD root and intermediate PKI certificates are not in the stores, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, ensure the required ".pem" files are present in this folder:
<drive>:\<shared_network_folder>\Shared\Certificates\<ENTERPRISE/VPN/WIFI/www>
folder.
V-47199 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000290 Rule ID: SV-60071r42_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001154

Discussion

Many instant messaging systems have known vulnerabilities, some of which allow an adversary to install malware on the device. This malware can then be used to obtain sensitive information or further compromise DoD information systems. Restricting IM traffic to DoD- authorized IM systems mitigates the risk of using IM technology.

Checks

On BlackBerry Device Service, i:
I
n the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand "Software >-> Applications >-> Manage applications".

If there are any unauthorized instant messaging systems listed, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service:

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand "Software >-> Applications >-> Manage applications".

Delete the unauthorized IM system application.
V-47201 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000300 Rule ID: SV-60073r31_rule Severity: high CCI: CCI-000366

Discussion

Mobile operating system applications that are able to perform unintended functions may be able to obtain sensitive information or otherwise compromise system security. The permissions that an application requires to perform its function may be delineated in a permissions manifest or in entitlements that are either bound to the application or embedded in its code. Enforcing these permissions limitations is necessary to ensure the application is not permitted to perform unintended functions.

Checks

From the Work Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Security and Privacy >-> Application Permissions" and select "All" in the "Permissions" dropdown box.

For each application, ensure the requested permissions (e.g., Location, Contacts, Shared Files, etc.) are set to "On" only for AO authorized permissions.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

NOTE: If no applications are installed, this requirement is NA.

Fix

From the Work Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Security and Privacy >-> Application Permissions" and select "All" in "Permissions" dropdown box.

For each application, set requested permission (e.g. Location, Contacts, Shared Files, etc.) to "On" or "Off" as identified by the AO.

NOTE: This fix procedure affects both Personal and Work Spaces.
V-47203 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000310 Rule ID: SV-60075r31_rule Severity: high CCI: CCI-001159

Discussion

If unauthorized software authentication certificates are installed on the device, then the operating system would not block malware signed by the entity that published these certificates. Such malware could be used to obtain sensitive DoD information or to further breach system security. Eliminating unapproved software authentication certificates greatly mitigates the risk of malware passing authentication controls.

Checks

From the Work Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Security and Privacy >-> Certificates", and throughout different enterprise certificate stores ("Enterprise Root Certificates", "Enterprise Intermediate Certificates", and "Enterprise Client Certificates").

Verify
Ensure the certificates listed originated from the BDS server.

If the c
Certificates do not originateing from a DoD BDS server, this is are a finding.

NOTE: Certificates in stores other than enterprise certificate stores do not apply.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, remove the corresponding .pem file from this folder:
<drive>:\<shared_network_folder>\Shared\Certificates\<ENTERPRISE/VPN/WIFI/www>
folder.
V-47205 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000320 Rule ID: SV-60077r31_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001159

Discussion

If unauthorized device authentication certificates are installed on the device, there is the potential that the device may connect to a rogue device or network. Rogue devices can mimic the behavior of authorized equipment to trick the user into providing authentication credentials, which could then in turn be used to compromise DoD information and networks. Restricting device authentication certificates to an authorized list mitigates the risk of attaching to rogue devices and networks.

Checks

From the Work Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Security and Privacy >-> Certificates", and throughout different enterprise certificate stores ("Enterprise Root Certificates", "Enterprise Intermediate Certificates", and "Enterprise Client Certificates").

Verify
Ensure the certificates listed originated from the BDS server.

If the c
Certificates do not originateing from a DoD BDS server, this is are a finding.

NOTE: Certificates in stores other than enterprise certificate stores do not apply.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, remove the corresponding .pem file from this folder:
<drive>:\<shared_network_folder>\Shared\Certificates\<ENTERPRISE/VPN/WIFI/www>
folder.
V-47207 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000325 Rule ID: SV-60079r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001237

Discussion

Operating system updates contain new security related features and security patches that address known vulnerabilities. Running the latest DoD- approved software version improves the security posture of the mobile device.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> About" and verifyensure "Software Release" indicates version 10.2.1.1925898, or higher.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Software Updates" and select "Check for Updates".

NOTE: This fix procedure affects both Personal and Work Spaces.
V-47209 Added
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000330 Rule ID: SV-60081r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001265

Discussion

Proxy servers can inspect traffic for malware and other signs of a security attack. Allowing a mobile device to access the public Internet without proxy server inspection forgoes the protection that the proxy server would otherwise provide. Malware downloaded onto the device could have a wide variety of malicious consequences, including loss of sensitive DoD information. Forcing traffic to flow through a proxy server greatly mitigates the risk of access to public Internet resources.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings -> Network Connections -> Wi-Fi -> Saved Networks". For each saved network, ensure "Use HTTP Proxy" is set to "On" and grayed out with appropriate proxy information filled out (such as: "Proxy Server", "Proxy Port", "Username", "Password"). If "Use HTTP Proxy" is set to "Off", this is a finding. NOTE: Proxy server information can be configured on the Wi-Fi profile. When configured, all traffic, including browser traffic, will flow through the configured proxy server.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, open the affected Wi-Fi Profile for edit, and set "Associated Proxy Profile" to the preconfigured Proxy Profile for DoD use.
V-47211 Added
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000335 Rule ID: SV-60083r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001265

Discussion

Proxy servers can inspect traffic for malware and other signs of a security attack. Allowing a mobile device to access the public Internet without proxy server inspection forgoes the protection that the proxy server would otherwise provide. Malware downloaded onto the device could have a wide variety of malicious consequences, including loss of sensitive DoD information. Forcing traffic to flow through a proxy server greatly mitigates the risk of access to public Internet resources. Proxy profiles specify how users use a proxy server to access web services on the Internet or on the DoD network. A proxy profile can be associated with a Wi-Fi profile or VPN profile. For users to use a proxy server when they connect to the Internet or the DoD network using the BlackBerry Infrastructure, associate a proxy profile with a BlackBerry Device Service instance. To add a proxy profile to a BlackBerry Device Service instance, all devices running BlackBerry 10 OS associated with the instance use the proxy profile to access web services on the Internet or DoD's network using the BlackBerry Infrastructure. Devices use the BlackBerry Infrastructure when a VPN or Wi-Fi connection is not available.

Checks

On BlackBerry Device Service, navigate to the Servers and components menu and expand BlackBerry Solution topology >> BlackBerry Domain >> Component view >> BlackBerry Device Service. Click the name of the BlackBerry Device Service instance. Verify in the Instance associations pane, the preconfigured Proxy Profile for DoD use is shown as the value for the Proxy profile. If the preconfigured Proxy Profile for DoD use is not shown for the value for the Proxy profile, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, navigate to the Servers and components menu and expand BlackBerry Solution topology >> BlackBerry Domain >> Component view >> BlackBerry Device Service. Click the name of the BlackBerry Device Service instance and click Edit instance. In the Instance associations section, in the Proxy profile drop-down list, select the preconfigured Proxy Profile for DoD use. Click Save all.
V-47213 Added
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000340 Rule ID: SV-60085r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001265

Discussion

Proxy servers can inspect traffic for malware and other signs of a security attack. Allowing a mobile device to access the public Internet without proxy server inspection forgoes the protection that the proxy server would otherwise provide. Malware downloaded onto the device could have a wide variety of malicious consequences, including loss of sensitive DoD information. Forcing traffic to flow through a proxy server greatly mitigates the risk of access to public Internet resources.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings -> Network Connections -> VPN -> Edit". For each VPN profile, expand the configuration to "Advanced" and ensure the "Use Proxy" checkbox is checked and grayed out, with appropriate proxy information filled out (such as: "Proxy Server", "Proxy Port", "Username", "Password"). If the "Use Proxy" checkbox is unchecked, this is a finding. NOTE: Proxy server information can be configured on the VPN profile. When configured, all traffic, including browser traffic, will flow through the configured proxy server.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, open the affected VPN Profile for edit, and set "Associated Proxy Profile" to the preconfigured Proxy Profile for DoD use.
V-47215 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000350 Rule ID: SV-60087r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000366

Discussion

The recommended setting for the maximum number of consecutive unsuccessful unlock attempts is 10. In some environments, a lower number may be needed to provide greater protection of sensitive information. Allowing for configuration enables the local command to enforce greater protection when it is deemed necessary. If the limit is not configurable, then it is permissible for a site to procure and deploy devices that enforce the limit specified by the organization, so long as that limit does not exceed 10.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> BlackBerry Balance”.

. Under "Work Password", ensure the maximum value in the "Password attempt limit" drop down box is less than 10, onot greater than 10 (or organization defined number). Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set the IT Policy rule "Maximum Password Attempts" to be less than 10IT Policy rule to 10 (or the organization defined value).
V-47217 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000360 Rule ID: SV-60089r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000370

Discussion

Security related parameters are those parameters impacting the security state of the system and include parameters related to the implementation of other IA controls. If these controls are not implemented, the system may be vulnerable to a variety of attacks. The use of mobile device management (MDM) allows an organization to assign values to security related parameters across all the devices it manages. This provides assurance that the required mobile OS security controls are being enforced, and that the device user or an adversary has not modified or disabled the controls. It also greatly increases efficiency and manageability of devices in a large scale environment relative to an environment in which each device must be configured separately.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> About >-> Work Space".

Under "IT Policy", verify "Policy Name" value is identical to the name of the IT Policy assigned from BDS.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, navigate to "BlackBerry solution management >-> User >-> Manage users >-> <affected user's device PIN>".

Select "Resend IT Policy to a device".
V-47219 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000370 Rule ID: SV-60091r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000370

Discussion

Security related parameters are those parameters impacting the security state of the system and include parameters related to the implementation of other IA controls. If these controls are not implemented, the system may be vulnerable to a variety of attacks. The use of mobile device management (MDM) allows an organization to assign values to security related parameters across all the devices it manages. This provides assurance that the required mobile OS security controls are being enforced, and that the device user or an adversary has not modified or disabled the controls. It also greatly increases efficiency and manageability of devices in a large scale environment relative to an environment in which each device must be configured separately.

Checks

From the Work Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Accounts".

Verify all required work email accounts (with a briefcase icon) are present.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, navigate to "BlackBerry solution management >-> Profiles >-> Manage email profiles".

Verify
Ensure all required profiles are listed.

If not, create necessary profiles by navigating to "BlackBerry solution management >-> Profiles >-> Create email profiles".

Assign all required email profiles to affected user, or a group the user is a part of.
V-47221 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000380 Rule ID: SV-60093r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000370

Discussion

Security related parameters are those parameters impacting the security state of the system and include parameters related to the implementation of other IA controls. If these controls are not implemented, the system may be vulnerable to a variety of attacks. The use of mobile device management (MDM) allows an organization to assign values to security related parameters across all the devices it manages. This provides assurance that the required mobile OS security controls are being enforced, and that the device user or an adversary has not modified or disabled the controls. It also greatly increases efficiency and manageability of devices in a large scale environment relative to an environment in which each device must be configured separately.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Network Connections >-> Wi-Fi >-> Saved".

Verify all required work Wi-Fi profiles (with a briefcase icon) are present.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

NOTE: Additional profiles without the briefcase icon are permitted and are not a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, navigate to "BlackBerry solution management >-> Profiles >-> Manage Wi-Fi Profiles".

Verify
Ensure all required profiles are listed.

If not, create necessary profiles by navigating to "BlackBerry solution management >-> Profiles >-> Create Wi-Fi Profiles".

Assign all required Wi-Fi profiles to affected user, or a group the user is a part of.
V-47223 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000390 Rule ID: SV-60095r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000370

Discussion

Security related parameters are those parameters impacting the security state of the system and include parameters related to the implementation of other IA controls. If these controls are not implemented, the system may be vulnerable to a variety of attacks. The use of mobile device management (MDM) allows an organization to assign values to security related parameters across all the devices it manages. This provides assurance that the required mobile OS security controls are being enforced, and that the device user or an adversary has not modified or disabled the controls. It also greatly increases efficiency and manageability of devices in a large scale environment relative to an environment in which each device must be configured separately.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings -> Network Connections -> VPN". Verify all required work VPN profiles (with a briefcase icon) are present. Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, navigate to "BlackBerry solution management -> Profiles -> Manage VPN Profiles". Ensure all required profiles are listed. If not, create necessary profiles by navigating to "BlackBerry solution management -> Profiles -> Create VPN Profiles". Assign all required VPN profiles to affected user, or a group the user is a part of.
V-47225 Added
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000410 Rule ID: SV-60097r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000066

Discussion

The device acts as a personal hotspot when it accepts remote connections on a local area network interface for the purposes of routing traffic to a wide area network interface. The most common implementation is to accept local area Wi-Fi connections to reach ISP service provided by a cellular data carrier. The objective is to ensure the remote devices are not able to access any applications, data, or other operating system functionality on the device. A core assumption of the MOS SRG is that mobile devices do not serve applications to remote devices. This control concerns remote access to the device's OS; if remote access to applications and data were feasible, this would open up a wide variety of vulnerabilities in which an adversary with a remote wireless capability could breach system security. Precluding this possibility greatly mitigates the risk of such an attack.

Checks

On BlackBerry Device Service, verify "Computer Access to Device" IT Policy rule is set to "Disallow". Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set "Computer Access to Device" IT Policy rule to "Disallow".
V-47227 Added
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000420 Rule ID: SV-60099r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000066

Discussion

The device acts as a personal hotspot when it accepts remote connections on a local area network interface for the purposes of routing traffic to a wide area network interface. The most common implementation is to accept local area Wi-Fi connections to reach ISP service provided by a cellular data carrier. The objective is to ensure the remote devices are not able to access any applications, data, or other operating system functionality on the device. A core assumption of the MOS SRG is that mobile devices do not serve applications to remote devices. This control concerns remote access to the device's OS; if remote access to applications and data were feasible, this would open up a wide variety of vulnerabilities in which an adversary with a remote wireless capability could breach system security. Precluding this possibility greatly mitigates the risk of such an attack.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings -> Media Sharing" and ensure all of "Share Music", "Share Pictures", and "Share Videos" are set to "Off". Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

From the Work Space, navigate to "Settings -> Media Sharing" and set all of "Share Music", "Share Pictures" and "Share Videos" to "Off". NOTE: This fix procedure affects the Personal Space.
V-47229 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000430 Rule ID: SV-60101r21_rule Severity: low CCI: CCI-000366

Discussion

The contact database often contains a significant amount of information beyond each person's name and phone number. The records may contain addresses and other identifying or sensitive information that should not be revealed. There may be cases in which an organization has determined it is an acceptable risk to distribute parts of a person's contact record but not others. Enabling the system administrator to select which fields are available outside the contact database application (or to applications outside the work persona in the case of a dual persona device) assists with management of the risk.

Checks

On BlackBerry Device Service:
Ensure
the IT Policy rule "Personal Apps Access to Work Contacts" IT Policy rule is set to "Only BlackBerry Apps". Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set the IT Policy rule "Personal Apps Access to Work Contacts" IT Policy rule to "Only BlackBerry Apps".

NOTE: This fix procedure affects both Personal and Work Spaces.
V-47231 No Change
Findings ID: BB10-2X-002140 Rule ID: SV-60103r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-000060

Discussion

The device lock function prevents further access to the system by initiating a session lock after a period of inactivity or upon receiving a request from a user. The device lock is retained until the user reestablishes access using established identification and authentication procedures.

A device lock is a temporary action taken when a user stops work but does not want to log out because of the temporary nature of the hiatus. During the device lock a publicly viewable pattern is visible on the associated display, hiding what was previously visible on the screen. Once invoked, the device lock shall remain in place until the user re-authenticates. No other system activity aside from re-authentication can unlock the system.

The operating system must lock the device with a publicly viewable pattern visible on the associated display, hiding what was previously visible on the screen. This prevents others from gaining access to the device when not in the user's possession and accessing sensitive DoD information. Publicly viewable patterns can include screen saver patterns, photographic images, solid colors, or a blank screen, so long as none of those patterns convey sensitive information. Non-sensitive device information, such as battery life, signal strength, and time/date, may be viewable as part of a publically viewable pattern. However, system notifications, user or contact information must not be viewable because they may reveal owner or organizational information.

Checks

While holding the Power button from either the Work Space or Personal Space, select "Lock" to lock the device. Ensure the Work Space content is not visible on the lock screen. Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set "Lock Screen Preview of Work Content" to "Disallow".
V-47233 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-002160 Rule ID: SV-60105r21_rule Severity: low CCI: CCI-000185

Discussion

Status information for certification paths includes certificate revocation lists or online certificate status protocol responses. Failure to verify a certificate's revocation status can result in the system accepting a revoked or otherwise unauthorized certificate resulting in installation of unauthorized software or connection to rogue networks. Querying for certificate revocation mitigates the risk that the system will accept an unauthorized certificate.

Checks

On BlackBerry Device Service, navigate to "Devices >-> Device settings >-> Certificate retrieval settings >-> Edit Settings >-> OCSP" and verify "Service URL" field is populated with the correct value.

Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, navigate to "Devices >-> Device settings >-> Certificate retrieval settings >-> Edit Settings >-> OCSP" and set "Service URL" field to appropriate URL of the OCSP server.
V-47237 Added
Findings ID: BB10-2X-003360 Rule ID: SV-60109r1_rule Severity: low CCI: CCI-001090

Discussion

When a device is used for more than one purpose (e.g., work and personal) there is the potential for information from one environment to migrate inappropriately over into another environment. Therefore, it is critical for DoD applications and information be restricted from non-DoD applications and information. In many cases, the presence of non-DoD data on DoD information systems violates either local or department guidelines. In the context of this IA control, a DoD application is an application that processes DoD data. The characteristics of being distributed through a DoD application store, or digitally signed or repacked by a DoD entity do not by themselves make the application a DoD application. For example, a weather or map application signed and distributed from a DoD application store would not be a DoD application unless the weather, map, or other data was considered DoD data. The mobile operating system must prevent this occurrence using appropriate technical controls to mitigate the risk of data leakage. The objective is to provide appropriate separation between each environment on the device.

Checks

On BlackBerry Device Service, verify "Work App Access to Shared Files in the Personal Space" IT Policy rule is set to "Disallow". Otherwise, this is a finding.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, set "Work App Access to Shared Files in the Personal Space" IT Policy rule to "Disallow".
V-48597 Updated
Findings ID: BB10-2X-000270 Rule ID: SV-61473r21_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001130

Discussion

Use of non-standard communications protocols can affect both the availability and confidentiality of communications. IPsec and SSL/TLS are both well-known and tested protocols that provide strong assurance with respect to both IA and interoperability.

Checks

From either the Work Space or Personal Space, navigate to "Settings >-> Network Connections >-> VPN".

Select "Edit" to edit a VPN Profile.

For each VPN Profile connecting to DoD networks:

- Select the VPN Profile to edit.
- Ensure "Gateway Type" is set to a type which supports and utilizes IPsec and SSL/TLS.


Otherwise, this is a finding.

NOTE: If no VPN profiles are saved, this requirement is NA.

Fix

On BlackBerry Device Service, select the affected VPN Profile for edit, and set "Gateway Type" to a type which supports and utilizes IPsec and SSL/TLS.