CISC-ND-000880 - The Cisco router must be configured to automatically audit account enabling actions.

Information

Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply enable a new or disabled account. Notification of account enabling is one method for mitigating this risk. A comprehensive account management process will ensure an audit trail which documents the creation of application user accounts and notifies administrators and Information System Security Officers (ISSO). Such a process greatly reduces the risk that accounts will be surreptitiously created and provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes.

Solution

Configure the router to log account enabling 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-002130, Rule-ID|SV-215834r531083_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-ND-000880, STIG-Legacy|SV-105423, STIG-Legacy|V-96285, Vuln-ID|V-215834

Plugin: Cisco

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