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

Information

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.

Solution

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

R4(config)#snmp-server group V3GROUP v3 priv read V3READ write V3WRITE
R4(config)#snmp-server user V3USER V3GROUP v3 auth sha xxxxxx priv aes 256 xxxxxx

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-17(2), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000068, Rule-ID|SV-215842r531083_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-ND-001140, STIG-Legacy|SV-105457, STIG-Legacy|V-96319, Vuln-ID|V-215842

Plugin: Cisco

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