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


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-96197 CISC-ND-000090 SV-105335r1_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 IOS XE Router NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2019-12-20


Check Text ( C-95029r1_chk )
Review the router configuration to determine if it automatically audits account creation. The configuration should look similar to the example below:

log config
logging enable

Note: Configuration changes can be viewed using the show archive log config all command.

If account creation is not automatically audited, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-101873r1_fix)
Configure the router to log account creation using the following commands:

R4(config-archive)#log config
R4(config-archive-log-cfg)#logging enable