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The Cisco perimeter switch must be configured to filter egress traffic at the internal interface on an inbound direction.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-221014 CISC-RT-000340 SV-221014r622190_rule Medium
Access lists are used to separate data traffic into that which it will route (permitted packets) and that which it will not route (denied packets). Secure configuration of switches makes use of access lists for restricting access to services on the switch itself as well as for filtering traffic passing through the switch. Inbound versus Outbound: It should be noted that some operating systems default access lists are applied to the outbound queue. The more secure solution is to apply the access list to the inbound queue for three reasons: - The switch can protect itself before damage is inflicted. - The input port is still known and can be filtered upon. - It is more efficient to filter packets before routing them.
Cisco IOS XE Switch RTR Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-13


Check Text ( C-22729r408836_chk )
Review the switch configuration to verify that the egress ACL is bound to the internal interface in an inbound direction.

interface interface GigabitEthernet0/2
description downstream link to LAN
ip address
ip access-group EGRESS_FILTER in

If the switch is not configured to filter traffic leaving the network at the internal interface in an inbound direction, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-22718r408837_fix)
Configure the switch to use an inbound ACL on all internal interfaces as shown in the example below:

SW1(config)#int g0/2
SW1(config-if)#ip access-group EGRESS_FILTER in