F5BI-DM-000137 - The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to terminate all sessions and network connections when nonlocal device maintenance is completed.

Information

If a device management session or connection remains open after management is completed, it may be hijacked by an attacker and used to compromise or damage the network device.

Nonlocal device management and diagnostic activities are those activities conducted by individuals communicating through a network, either an external network (e.g., the Internet) or an internal network.

In the event the remote node has abnormally terminated or an upstream link from the managed device is down, the management session will be terminated, thereby freeing device resources and eliminating any possibility of an unauthorized user being orphaned to an open idle session of the managed device.

Solution

Configure the BIG-IP appliance to terminate all sessions and network connections when nonlocal device maintenance is completed.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_F5_BIG-IP_11-x_Y20M10_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: MAINTENANCE

References: 800-53|MA-4e., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000879, Rule-ID|SV-217408r557520_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000137, STIG-Legacy|SV-74595, STIG-Legacy|V-60165, Vuln-ID|V-217408

Plugin: F5

Control ID: 00a86915daaf7e0873ef3b1bab6fb721758667218fbdfc86f539c4479362906a