CISC-ND-001140 - The Cisco switch must be configured to encrypt SNMP messages using a FIPS 140-2 approved algorithm.

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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.


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

SW1(config)# snmp-server user NETOPS auth sha xxxxxxxxxxxxx priv aes-128 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000068, Rule-ID|SV-220501r879768_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-ND-001140, STIG-Legacy|SV-110651, STIG-Legacy|V-101547, Vuln-ID|V-220501

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