CISC-ND-000290 - The Cisco switch must produce audit records containing information to establish where the events occurred - ip access-list

Information

In order to compile an accurate risk assessment and provide forensic analysis, it is essential for security personnel to know where events occurred, such as device hardware components, device software modules, session identifiers, filenames, host names, and functionality.

Associating information about where the event occurred within the network device provides a means of investigating an attack; recognizing resource utilization or capacity thresholds; or identifying an improperly configured device.

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

Enable OAL as shown in the example below:

SW1(config)# logging ip access-list cache entries nnnn

Set the 'log' parameter after any 'deny' entries in the ACL as referenced in the check text above.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Cisco_NX-OS_Switch_Y21M10_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-3, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000132, Rule-ID|SV-220484r604141_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-ND-000290, STIG-Legacy|SV-110617, STIG-Legacy|V-101513, Vuln-ID|V-220484

Plugin: Cisco

Control ID: 5607ba14873547246f5005f018a36a3678f3a8fd61f7b2800d6fa979f2cbde18