GOOG-10-000500 - Google Android 10 must be configured to not allow more than 10 consecutive failed authentication attempts.

Information

The more attempts an adversary has to guess a password, the more likely the adversary will enter the correct password and gain access to resources on the device. Setting a limit on the number of attempts mitigates this risk. Setting the limit at 10 or less gives authorized users the ability to make a few mistakes when entering the password but still provides adequate protection against dictionary or brute force attacks on the password.

SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #2c, FIA_AFL_EXT.1.5

Solution

Configure the Google Android device to allow only 10 or fewer consecutive failed authentication attempts.

On the MDM Console:
1. Open password requirements.
2. Open device password section.
3. Set 'Max password failures for local wipe' to a number between 1 and 10.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Google_Android_10-x_V1R2_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-7a., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000044, Rule-ID|SV-108033r1_rule, STIG-ID|GOOG-10-000500, Vuln-ID|V-98929

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: 42081252a7dd7ad115476c2ef1a123292b522e2421afb8fe0de49a15ea2643df