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The Cisco ASA must be configured to automatically audit account creation.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239897 CASA-ND-000090 SV-239897r666054_rule Medium
Upon gaining access to a network device, an attacker will often first attempt to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is to create a new account. Notification of account creation helps to mitigate this risk. Auditing account creation provides the necessary reconciliation that account management procedures are being followed. Without this audit trail, personnel without the proper authorization may gain access to critical network nodes.
Cisco ASA NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-03-15


Check Text ( C-43130r666052_chk )
Review the ASA configuration to determine if it automatically audits account creation. The configuration should look similar to the example below:

logging enable
logging buffered informational

Note: The ASA will log all EXEC-mode commands.

If account creation is not automatically audited, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43089r666053_fix)
Configure the ASA to log account creation using the following commands:

ASA(config)# logging enable
ASA(config)# logging buffered informational
ASA(config)# end