SC-18 MOBILE CODE

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PCF Compliance

Compliance with the requirements defined in this control is a deployer responsibility.

All implied technical control requirements are satisfied by PCF.

Specifically, the use of buildpacks in PCF enables the operator to limit the use of, e.g. mobile code, through restrictions on developer access to an approved application stack.


Control Description

The organization:

  1. Defines acceptable and unacceptable mobile code and mobile code technologies;
  2. Establishes usage restrictions and implementation guidance for acceptable mobile code and mobile code technologies; and
  3. Authorizes, monitors, and controls the use of mobile code within the information system.

Supplemental Guidance

Decisions regarding the employment of mobile code within organizational information systems are based on the potential for the code to cause damage to the systems if used maliciously. Mobile code technologies include, for example, Java, JavaScript, ActiveX, Postscript, PDF, Shockwave movies, Flash animations, and VBScript. Usage restrictions and implementation guidance apply to both the selection and use of mobile code installed on servers and mobile code downloaded and executed on individual workstations and devices (e.g., smart phones). Mobile code policy and procedures address preventing the development, acquisition, or introduction of unacceptable mobile code within organizational information systems.