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V-59653

Location Services must be disabled.

Finding ID
AOSX-10-000535
Rule ID
SV-74083r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000095
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

In order to prevent unauthorized connection of devices, unauthorized transfer of information, or unauthorized tunneling (i.e., embedding of data types within data types), organizations must disable or restrict unused or unnecessary physical and logical ports/protocols on information systems. Operating systems are capable of providing 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. Additionally, it is sometimes convenient to provide multiple services from a single component (e.g., VPN and IPS); however, doing so increases risk over limiting the services provided by any one component. To support the requirements and principles of least functionality, the operating system must support the organizational requirements providing only essential capabilities and limiting the use of ports, protocols, and/or services to only those required, authorized, and approved to conduct official business or to address authorized quality of life issues. Location Services must be disabled.

Fix Text

The setting "Enable Location Services" is found in System Preferences >> Security & Privacy >> Privacy >> Location Services. Uncheck the box that says 'Enable Location Services'. This setting can be enforced using the "Security Privacy Policy" configuration profile.

Check Content

Location Services must be disabled. The setting is found in System Preferences >> Security & Privacy >> Privacy >> Location Services. If the box that says 'Enable Location Services' is checked, this is a finding. To check if a configuration profile is configured to enforce this setting, run the following command: sudo system_profiler SPConfigurationProfileDataType | grep DisableLocationServices If DisableLocationServices is not set to '1', this is a finding.