CISC-ND-000090 - The Cisco router must be configured to automatically audit account creation.

Information

Upon gaining access to a network device, an attacker will often first attempt to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is to create a new account. Notification of account creation helps to mitigate this risk. Auditing account creation provides the necessary reconciliation that account management procedures are being followed. Without this audit trail, personnel without the proper authorization may gain access to critical network nodes.

Solution

Configure the router to log account creation using the following commands:

R4(config)#archive
R4(config-archive)#log config
R4(config-archive-log-cfg)#logging enable
R4(config-archive-log-cfg)#end

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Cisco_IOS_XE_Switch_Y22M07_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-2(4), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000018, Rule-ID|SV-215808r531083_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-ND-000090, STIG-Legacy|SV-105335, STIG-Legacy|V-96197, Vuln-ID|V-215808

Plugin: Cisco

Control ID: b54fdb9e9a0b61efa1a33c77f3b885cd434496bdc5873d9816089539490ea0ff