APPL-13-002031 - The macOS system must be configured to disable the system preference pane for Apple ID.

Information

It is detrimental for operating systems to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked, and thus can remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors.

Operating systems can provide a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions).

Examples of nonessential capabilities include but are not limited to games, software packages, tools, and demonstration software not related to requirements or providing a wide array of functionality not required for every mission but that cannot be disabled.

The Apple ID System Preference Pane must be disabled.

Solution

Configure the macOS system to disable access to the Apple ID preference pane by installing the 'Restrictions Policy' configuration profile.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apple_macOS_13_V1R2_STIG.zip

Item Details

References: CAT|I, CCI|CCI-001774, Rule-ID|SV-257202r905239_rule, STIG-ID|APPL-13-002031, Vuln-ID|V-257202

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 96d1f89e0ceeb500ec5a8c2950f2a87a478259da5063f92329c0542a0b729354