AMLS-NM-000340 - Arista Multilayer Switches used for nonlocal maintenance sessions must implement cryptographic mechanisms to protect the integrity of nonlocal maintenance and diagnostic communications - api http


This requires the use of secure protocols instead of their unsecured counterparts, such as SSH instead of telnet, SCP instead of FTP, and HTTPS instead of HTTP.


Configure the network device to use secure protocols instead of their unsecured counterparts.

Configuration Example:

Disable unsecure protocols.
management telnet
management api http-commands
no protocol http
protocol https

Other protocols (FTP) can be denied using AAA and RBAC. For connections that require use of these maintenance protocols, creation of SSH tunnels can fulfill this security requirement. This is summarized here and available at length in the Common Criteria guidance document.

Configuration Example:

management ssh
tunnel NEW
local port 514
ssh-server syslogServer user authuser port 22
remote host localhost port 514
no shutdown

See Also

Item Details


References: 800-53|MA-4(6), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002890, Group-ID|V-60869, Rule-ID|SV-75327r1_rule, STIG-ID|AMLS-NM-000340, Vuln-ID|V-60869

Plugin: Arista

Control ID: 03239ecc1d23b3d909b11a09681433f67cad1b0f8db19284efc68641b0b2990b