F5BI-DM-000157 - The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to generate alerts that can be forwarded to the administrators and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) when accounts are modified.

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Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply modify an existing account. Notification of account modification is one method for mitigating this risk. A comprehensive account management process will ensure an audit trail that documents the modification of device administrator accounts and notifies administrators and the ISSO. Such a process greatly reduces the risk that accounts will be surreptitiously modified and provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes.

The network device must generate the alert. Notification may be done by a management server.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Configure the BIG-IP appliance to use a properly configured authentication server to send a notification message to the administrators and ISSO when accounts are modified.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-001684, Rule-ID|SV-228996r879887_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000157, STIG-Legacy|SV-74609, STIG-Legacy|V-60179, Vuln-ID|V-228996

Plugin: F5

Control ID: 7697a8326461b585a1aa9dc6de3c929914cc1b35eaed99a30333d55301c7d70c