Microsoft Lync 2013 STIG

U_MicrosoftLync2013_V1R2_Manual-xccdf.xml

Version/Release Published Filters Downloads Update
V1R2 2014-04-03      
Update existing CKLs to this version of the STIG
The Microsoft Lync 2013 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]
Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description
SV-52834r1_rule DTOO420 CCI-001632 MEDIUM The ability of Lync to store user passwords must be disabled. Lync 2013 provides a single, unified client for real-time communications, including voice and video calls, Lync Meetings, presence, instant messaging, and persistent chat. These features require the ability to log into the service with a username and password. The Lync client could potentially be configured to store user passwords locally which would allow it to be susceptible to compromise and to be used maliciously.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
SV-52835r1_rule DTOO421 CCI-001632 MEDIUM Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) security mode must be configured. Lync 2013 provides a single, unified client for real-time communications, including voice and video calls, Lync Meetings, presence, instant messaging, and persistent chat, using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). SIP is widely used for controlling multimedia communication sessions, such as voice and video calls over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. By using TLS it would render a sniff/man in the middle attack very difficult to impossible to achieve within the time period in which a given conversation could be attacked. TLS authenticates all parties and encrypts all traffic. This does not prevent listening over the wire, but the attacker cannot read the traffic unless the encryption is broken.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
SV-52836r2_rule DTOO422 CCI-001632 MEDIUM In the event a secure Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connection fails, the connection must be restricted from resorting to the unencrypted HTTP. Lync 2013 provides a single, unified client for real-time communications, including voice and video calls, Lync Meetings, presence, instant messaging, and persistent chat. The Lync client has a fall back option so that, in the event the Lync client cannot make a secure SIP connection to the Lync server, it will fall back to an unencrypted HTTP connection. In that event, all traffic will be unencrypted and in clear text. The configuration must be set to prevent HTTP being used for SIP connections in the event TLS or TCP fail.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer