CISC-ND-001140 - The Cisco router must be configured to encrypt SNMP messages using a FIPS 140-2 approved algorithm - snmp-server group

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Without the strong encryption that is provided by the SNMP Version 3 User-based Security Model (USM), an unauthorized user can gain access to network management information that can be used to create a network outage.


Configure the Cisco router to encrypt SNMP messages using a FIPS 140-2 approved algorithm as shown in the example below.

RP/0/0/CPU0:R3(config)#snmp-server group V3GROUP v3 auth read V3READ write V3WRITE
RP/0/0/CPU0:R3(config)#snmp-server user V3USER V3GROUP v3 auth sha xxxxxx priv aes 256 xxxxxx
RP/0/0/CPU0:R3(config)#snmp-server view V3READ iso included
RP/0/0/CPU0:R3(config)#snmp-server view V3WRITE iso included
RP/0/0/CPU0:R3(config)#snmp-server host x.x.x.x version 3 auth V3USER

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000068, Rule-ID|SV-216539r879768_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-ND-001140, STIG-Legacy|SV-105603, STIG-Legacy|V-96465, Vuln-ID|V-216539

Plugin: Cisco

Control ID: 58c0e3277758e6a5e39cb35c146651e5cfc1832e09d4fe50ba3eb225c1b87f38