AOSX-13-000057 - The macOS system must enforce requirements for remote connections to the information


The Screen Sharing feature allows remote users to view or control the desktop of the current user. A malicious user can take advantage of screen sharing to gain full access to the system remotely, either with stolen credentials or by guessing the username and password. Disabling Screen Sharing mitigates this risk.


To disable the Screen Sharing service, run the following command:

/usr/bin/sudo /bin/launchctl disable system/

The system may need to be restarted for the update to take effect.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-237767r648733_rule, STIG-ID|AOSX-13-000057, STIG-Legacy|SV-96195, STIG-Legacy|V-81481, Vuln-ID|V-237767

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: eb08627cf2703fb1f28f5c34d599b858c92bd491a2a0d5102aea24ea55bd5c0a