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The Cisco PE switch must be configured to have each Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instance with the appropriate Route Target (RT).


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-221038 CISC-RT-000640 SV-221038r622190_rule High
The primary security model for an MPLS L3VPN as well as a VRF-lite infrastructure is traffic separation. Each interface can only be associated to one VRF, which is the fundamental framework for traffic separation. Forwarding decisions are made based on the routing table belonging to the VRF. Control of what routes are imported into or exported from a VRF is based on the RT. It is critical that traffic does not leak from one COI tenant or L3VPN to another; hence, it is imperative that the correct RT is configured for each VRF.
Cisco IOS XE Switch RTR Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-13


Check Text ( C-22753r408908_chk )
Review the design plan for MPLS/L3VPN and VRF-lite to determine what RTs have been assigned for each VRF. Review the switch configuration and verify that the correct RT is configured for each VRF. In the example below, route target 13:13 has been configured for customer 1.

ip vrf CUST1
rd 13:13
route-target export 13:13
route-target import 13:13

If there are VRFs configured with the wrong RT, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-22742r408909_fix)
Configure the switch to have each VRF instance defined with the correct RT.

SW1(config)#ip vrf CUST1
SW1(config-vrf)#route-target import 13:13
SW1(config-vrf)#route-target export 13:13