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The Cisco switch must be configured to automatically audit account modification.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-220520 CISC-ND-000100 SV-220520r879526_rule Medium
Since the accounts in the network device are privileged or system-level accounts, account management is vital to the security of the network device. Account management by a designated authority ensures access to the network device is being controlled in a secure manner by granting access to only authorized personnel with the appropriate and necessary privileges. Auditing account modification along with an automatic notification to appropriate individuals will provide the necessary reconciliation that account management procedures are being followed. If modifications to management accounts are not audited, reconciliation of account management procedures cannot be tracked.
Cisco IOS XE Switch NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-05-05


Check Text ( C-22235r508504_chk )
Review the switch configuration to determine if it automatically audits account modification. 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 modification is not automatically audited, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-22224r508505_fix)
Configure the switch to log account modification using the following commands:

SW4(config-archive)#log config
SW4(config-archive-log-cfg)#logging enable