AIOS-13-012500 - Apple iOS/iPadOS must implement the management setting: enable USB Restricted Mode.


The USB lightning port on an iOS device can be used to access data on the device. The required settings ensure the Apple device password is entered before a previously trusted USB accessory can connect to the device.


NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Install a configuration profile to disable the allow USB Restricted Mode in the management tool. This a Supervised-only control.

Note: This control is called 'Allow USB accessories while device is locked' in Apple Configurator and the control logic is opposite to what is listed here. Make sure the MDM policy rule is set correctly (to disable USB accessory connections when the device is locked).

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000097, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-000370, Rule-ID|SV-106601r1_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-13-012500, Vuln-ID|V-97497

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: 6bbb36c9bdb6fb13cc1e0c4a05211266e69b434c48cd13ff98ef8e4f603e832f