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The Cisco ASA must be configured to generate audit records showing starting and ending time for administrator access to the system.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239937 CASA-ND-001240 SV-239937r666174_rule Medium
Without generating audit records that are specific to the security and mission needs of the organization, it would be difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one. Audit records can be generated from various components within the network device (e.g., module or policy filter).
Cisco ASA NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-03-15


Check Text ( C-43170r666172_chk )
Review the Cisco ASA configuration to verify it is compliant with this requirement. The configuration should look similar to the example below.

logging enable
logging timestamp
logging buffered informational

Note: The ASA will log all login attempts as well as log the administrator’s name and time executing the enable command. The ASA will also log the time when the administrator logs out.

If the Cisco ASA is not configured to generate log records showing starting and ending time for administrator access to the system, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43129r666173_fix)
Configure the ASA to log session start and ending per admin session as shown in the example below.

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