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V-228585

Google Android 11 must be configured to disable developer modes.

Finding ID
GOOG-11-002800
Rule ID
SV-228585r510289_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
PP-MDF-301170
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Developer modes expose features of the Google Android device that are not available during standard operation. An adversary may leverage a vulnerability inherent in a developer mode to compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of DoD sensitive information. Disabling developer modes mitigates this risk. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #26

Fix Text

Configure the Google Android 11 device to disable developer modes. On the EMM Console: 1. Open "Set user restrictions" section. 2. Toggle "Disallow debugging features" to On. 3. Open "Set user restrictions on parent" section. 4. Toggle "Disallow debugging features" to On.

Check Content

Review Google Android device configuration settings to determine whether a developer mode is enabled. This validation procedure is performed on both the EMM Administration Console and the Android 11 device. On the EMM Console: 1. Open "Set user restrictions" section. 2. Verify that "Disallow debugging features" is toggled to On. 3. Open "Set user restrictions on parent" section. 4. Verify that "Disallow debugging features" is toggled to On. On the Android 11 device, do the following: 1. Go to Settings >> System. 2. Ensure Developer Options is not listed. 3. Go to Settings >> About Phone. 4. Tap on the Build Number to try to enable Developer Options and validate that action is blocked. If the EMM console device policy is not set to disable developer mode or on the Android 11 device, the device policy is not set to disable developer mode, this is a finding.