SYMP-NM-000120 - Symantec ProxySG must protect the Web Management Console, SSH, and command line interface (CLI) from unauthorized modification.


Protecting audit data also includes identifying and protecting the tools used to view and manipulate log data. Therefore, protecting audit tools is necessary to prevent unauthorized operation on audit data.

Network devices providing tools to interface with audit data will leverage user permissions and roles identifying the user accessing the tools and the corresponding rights the user enjoys in order to make access decisions regarding the access to audit tools.

Audit tools include, but are not limited to, vendor-provided and open source audit tools needed to successfully view and manipulate audit information system activity and records. Audit tools include custom queries and report generators.

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


1. Obtain a list of authorized personnel and IP addresses that should have access to the Web Management Console or CLI.
2. Log on to the Web Management Console.
3. Click Configuration >> Policy >> Visual Policy Manager.
4. Click 'Launch', select the 'Admin Access' layer.
5. For every user and/or group listed in the 'source' field of each rule, set the 'Action' to either 'Allow Read/Write access' or 'Allow Read-only Access' per the user/group's assigned privileges.
6. For every user/group, also set the 'Service' to 'SSH-Console', 'HTTPS-Console', or both, per the user/group's assigned privileges.

Note that DoD requires users to be assigned to groups rather than assigned privileges to individual users whenever possible.

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References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001494, Rule-ID|SV-104505r1_rule, STIG-ID|SYMP-NM-000120, Vuln-ID|V-94675

Plugin: BlueCoat

Control ID: 5cc6b47cd06bc408f9d208f2fd5f4383f716d8d358a86ce5864a2a257dfa2936