AIOS-14-009900 - Apple iOS/iPadOS must implement the management setting: Treat AirDrop as an unmanaged destination.

Information

An airdrop feature is a way to send contact information or photos to other users with this same feature enabled. This feature enables a possible attack vector for adversaries to exploit. Once the attacker has gained access to the information broadcast by this feature, he/she may distribute this sensitive information very quickly and without DoD's control or awareness. By disabling this feature, the risk of mass data exfiltration will be mitigated.

Note: If the site uses Apple's optional Device Enrollment Program (DEP), this control is available as a supervised MDM control.

SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #47

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

Solution

Install a configuration profile to treat AirDrop as an unmanaged destination.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apple_iOS_iPadOS_14_V1R3_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|CM-6b., 800-53|IA-5(14), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-002008, Rule-ID|SV-228761r852631_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-14-009900, Vuln-ID|V-228761

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: b32eaeb027d0fece1df414fb7aee6ca44a06e0d079ec6ee6ecf6fa8b2c96017c