CISC-RT-000200 - The Cisco switch must be configured to log all packets that have been dropped at interfaces via an ACL.

Information

Auditing and logging are key components of any security architecture. It is essential for security personnel to know what is being done or attempted to be done, and by whom, to compile an accurate risk assessment. Auditing the actions on network devices provides a means to recreate an attack or identify a configuration mistake on the device.

Solution

Configure ACLs to log packets that are dropped as shown in the example below:

SW1(config)# ip access-list EXTERNAL_ACL
SW1(config-acl)# 90 deny ip any any log
SW1(config-acl)# end

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|III, CCI|CCI-000134, Rule-ID|SV-221086r622190_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-RT-000200, STIG-Legacy|SV-110991, STIG-Legacy|V-101887, Vuln-ID|V-221086

Plugin: Cisco

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