CISC-L2-000220 - The Cisco switch must not have the default VLAN assigned to any host-facing switch ports.

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In a VLAN-based network, switches use the default VLAN (i.e., VLAN 1) for in-band management and to communicate with other networking devices using Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) - all untagged traffic.

As a consequence, the default VLAN may unwisely span the entire network if not appropriately pruned. If its scope is large enough, the risk of compromise can increase significantly.

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


Remove the assignment of the default VLAN from all access switch ports.

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-220642r539671_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-L2-000220, STIG-Legacy|SV-110255, STIG-Legacy|V-101151, Vuln-ID|V-220642

Plugin: Cisco

Control ID: 5f72efd7c2d09fa3b05022d0202da096504307ae21da988087f5968b7301d62a