LG Android 5.x Interim Security Configuration Guide

This Interim Security Configuration Guide is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. The requirements are derived from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 and related documents. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]

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Version / Release: V1R2

Published: 2015-09-22

Updated At: 2018-09-23 02:57:21

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-73199r1_rule LGA5-10-000100 CCI-000205 LOW The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to enforce a minimum password length of 6 characters. Password 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 attempts an adversary is permitted, how quickly an adversary can do each attempt, an
    SV-73201r1_rule LGA5-10-000200 CCI-000057 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to lock the display after 15 minutes (or less) of inactivity. The screen lock timeout must be set to a value that helps protect the device from unauthorized access. Having a too-long timeout would increase the window of opportunity for adversaries who gain physical access to the mobile device through loss, theft, et
    SV-73203r1_rule LGA5-10-000300 CCI-000043 LOW The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to prohibit more than 10 consecutive failed authentication attempts. Users must not be able to override the system policy on the maximum number of consecutive failed authentication attempts because this could allow them to raise the maximum, thus giving adversaries more chances to guess/brute-force passwords, which increas
    SV-73205r1_rule LGA5-10-000401 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to enforce an application installation policy by specifying one or more authorized application repositories: disable Google Play. Forcing all applications to be installed from authorized application repositories can prevent unauthorized and malicious applications from being installed and executed on mobile devices. Allowing such installations and executions could cause a compromise
    SV-73207r1_rule LGA5-10-000402 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to enforce an application installation policy by specifying one or more authorized application repositories: disable unknown source. Forcing all applications to be installed from authorized application repositories can prevent unauthorized and malicious applications from being installed and executed on mobile devices. Allowing such installations and executions could cause a compromise
    SV-73209r1_rule LGA5-10-000500 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to enforce an application installation policy through an application whitelist specifying a set of allowed applications and versions. 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 properly could allow unaut
    SV-73211r1_rule LGA5-10-000700 CCI-000063 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to disable developer modes. Developer modes circumvent certain security measures, so their use for standard operation is not recommended. Developer modes may increase the likelihood of compromise of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #20
    SV-73213r1_rule LGA5-10-000800 CCI-000366 HIGH The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to enable data-at-rest protection for on-device storage. The operating system must ensure the data being written to the mobile device's built-in storage media is protected from unauthorized access. If data at rest is unencrypted, it is vulnerable to disclosure. Even if the operating system enforces permissions
    SV-73215r1_rule LGA5-10-000900 CCI-000366 HIGH The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to enable data-at-rest protection for removable storage media. The operating system must ensure the data being written to the mobile device's removable media is protected from unauthorized access. If data at rest is unencrypted, it is vulnerable to disclosure. Even if the operating system enforces permissions on data
    SV-73217r1_rule LGA5-10-001100 CCI-000062 LOW The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to require the user to manifest consent to the terms of the DoD-specified warning banner each time the user boots the device. The mobile 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, direct
    SV-73219r1_rule LGA5-10-001200 CCI-000049 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to disable USB. This data transfer capability could allow users to transfer sensitive DoD data onto unauthorized USB storage devices, thus leading to the compromise of this DoD data. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #41
    SV-73221r1_rule LGA5-10-001300 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to fully wipe protected data upon unenrollment from the MDM. When a mobile device is no longer going to be managed by MDM technologies, its protected/sensitive data must be sanitized because it will no longer be protected by the MDM software, so it is at much greater risk of unauthorized access and disclosure. SFR
    SV-73225r1_rule LGA5-20-000101 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must not allow the device unlock password to contain more than two sequential characters (e.g., 456, abc). Password complexity or strength refers to how difficult it is to determine a password using a dictionary or brute-force attack. Passwords with sequential or repeating numbers or alphabetic characters (e.g., 456, 987, 222, abc, ddd) are considered easier t
    SV-73227r1_rule LGA5-20-000102 CCI-001144 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must not allow the device unlock password to contain more than two repeating characters (e.g., 444, aaa). Password complexity or strength refers to how difficult it is to determine a password using a dictionary or brute-force attack. Passwords with sequential or repeating numbers or alphabetic characters (e.g., 456, 987, 222, abc, ddd) are considered easier t
    SV-73229r1_rule LGA5-20-000301 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management setting: disable Google Backup. A cloud backup feature may gather a user's information, such as PII, or sensitive documents. With this feature enabled, sensitive information will be backed up to the manufacturer's servers and database. This data is stored at a location that has unauthor
    SV-73231r1_rule LGA5-20-000302 CCI-001383 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management setting: disable LG Backup. A cloud backup feature may gather a user's information, such as PII, or sensitive documents. With this feature enabled, sensitive information will be backed up to the manufacturer's servers and database. This data is stored at a location that has unauthor
    SV-73233r1_rule LGA5-20-000400 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must not allow Google crash report. The sending of diagnostic data back to the manufacturer is prohibited in the DoD. Sending this data to an organization other than DoD is termed a “phone-home” vulnerability. This setting may enable the device manufacturer to gather sensitive location
    SV-73235r1_rule LGA5-20-000502 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must not display notifications with sensitive DoD information when the device is locked: disable contact info. If the mobile operating system were to display notifications or calendar information on the lock screen, an adversary may be able to gather sensitive data without needing to Unlock the device. This adversary may use this gathered intelligence to plan futu
    SV-73237r1_rule LGA5-20-000600 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must not display notifications with sensitive DoD information when the device is locked: calendar notifications. If the mobile operating system were to display notifications or calendar information on the lock screen, an adversary may be able to gather sensitive data without needing to Unlock the device. This adversary may use this gathered intelligence to plan futu
    SV-73239r1_rule LGA5-20-000700 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must not allow use of a voice assistant service. On MOS devices, users (may be able to) access the device's contact database or calendar to obtain phone numbers and other information using a human voice even when the mobile device is locked. Often this information is personally identifiable information
    SV-73245r1_rule LGA5-20-001100 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must not allow Google Auto sync. Synchronization of data between devices associated with one user permits a user of an MOS device to transition user activities from one device to another. This feature passes sufficient information between the devices to describe the activity, but app da
    SV-73247r1_rule LGA5-20-001300 CCI-000366 LOW The LG Android 5.0 platform must retain the notice and consent banner on the screen until the user executes a positive action to manifest agreement by selecting a box indicating acceptance. To ensure notice of and consent to the terms of the DoD standard user agreement, an Android app must display a consent banner. Additionally, the app must prevent further activity in the application unless and until the user executes a positive action to
    SV-73249r1_rule LGA5-20-001400 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must not allow a user to remove security configuration profiles enforcing DoD security requirements. Configuration profiles define security policies on MOS devices. If a user is able to remove a configuration profile, the user can then change the configuration that had been enforced by that policy. Relaxing security policies may introduce vulnerabiliti
    SV-73251r1_rule LGA5-20-001500 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must disable split-tunneling on the VPN client. Spilt-tunneling allows multiple simultaneous remote connections to the mobile device. Without VPN split-tunneling disabled, malicious applications can covertly off-load device data to a third-party server or set up a trusted tunnel between a non-DoD thir
    SV-73253r1_rule LGA5-20-001701 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management settings: disable NFC. NFC provides the capability for Android devices to transfer data between them. Data transfer is not encrypted using FIPS-validated encryption mechanisms. Sensitive DoD information could be compromised if NFC is enabled. SFR ID: FPT_TST_EXT.2.2
    SV-73255r1_rule LGA5-20-001702 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management settings: disable Android Beam. Android Beam provides the capability for Android devices to transfer data between them. Data transfer is not encrypted using FIPS-validated encryption mechanisms. Sensitive DoD information could be compromised if Android beam is enabled. SFR ID: FPT_TU
    SV-73257r1_rule LGA5-20-001703 CCI-000048 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management settings: disable Wi-Fi Direct. 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 th
    SV-73259r1_rule LGA5-20-001800 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement management setting: disable screen mirroring. Screen mirroring allows the user to display device content to a compatible device (e.g., TV) over a Wi-Fi connection. Although this feature uses HDCP 2.x protocol and encryption of visual data to transmit data, vulnerabilities in the 2.0 and 2.1 protocol
    SV-73261r1_rule LGA5-20-002101 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to enforce an application launching policy through an application blacklist specifying a set of disallowed applications: disable unapproved core and preinstalled applications. Applications from various sources (including the vendor, the carrier, and Google) are preinstalled on the device at the time of manufacture. Some of the applications can compromise DoD data or upload user's information to non-DoD approved servers. A user
    SV-73263r1_rule LGA5-20-002102 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to disable the capability for an operating system update to be automatically downloaded and installed on the mobile device. FOTA allows the user to download and install firmware updates over-the-air. These updates can include OS upgrades, security patches, bug fixes, new features and applications. Since the updates are controlled by the carriers, DoD will not have an opportuni
    SV-73265r1_rule LGA5-20-002200 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management setting: disable all Bluetooth profiles except for HSP (Headset Profile) and HFP (Hands-Free Profile). Unsecure Bluetooth profiles may allow either unauthenticated connections to mobile devices or transfer of sensitive DoD data without required DoD information assurance (IA) controls. Only the HSP and HFP profiles are required to meet current DoD Bluetooth
    SV-73267r1_rule LGA5-20-002300 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to disable download mode. Download mode allows the firmware of the device to be flashed (updated) by the user. All updates should be controlled by the system administrator to ensure configuration control of the security baseline of the device. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
    SV-73269r1_rule LGA5-20-002500 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be managed by an MDM. 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 atta
    SV-73271r1_rule LGA5-20-002600 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to enable CC Mode. CC mode implements several security controls required by the Mobile Device Functional Protection Profile (MDFPP). If CC mode is not implemented, DoD data is more at risk of being compromised, and the MD is more at risk of being compromised if lost or sto
    SV-73273r1_rule LGA5-20-002700 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management setting: disable Allow System Time Changes. 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 ord
    SV-73275r1_rule LGA5-20-002800 CCI-000366 LOW The LG Android 5.0 platform must not allow the user to modify Owner Info on the device screen. The Owner Info screen may contain required information, including a phone number to call if a device is lost, or the DoD Warning Banner. The ability of the device user to modify the Set Owner Info screen needs to be disabled so that required info is alwa
    SV-73277r1_rule LGA5-20-002900 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must disable Android Smart Lock. Android Smart Lock provides the capability for the user to unlock the device using non-approved methods, including having a "trusted" device nearby, trusted face viewing the screen, or by swiping the device with a specific pattern. Alternate device authe
    SV-73279r1_rule LGA5-20-003000 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management setting: Disable native Android browser. The native browser includes encryption modules that are not FIPS 140-2 validated. DoD policy requires all encryption modules used in DoD IT systems be FIPS 140-2 validated. SFR ID: FMT_MOF.1.1(2) #13
    SV-73281r1_rule LGA5-20-003100 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The LG Android 5.0 platform must be configured to implement the management setting: Disable native Android email client. The native email client includes encryption modules that are not FIPS 140-2 validated. DoD policy requires all encryption modules used in DoD IT systems be FIPS 140-2 validated. SFR ID: FMT_MOF.1.1(2) #13