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The network devices must only allow management connections for administrative access from hosts residing in the management network.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-5611 NET1637 SV-5611r5_rule Medium
Remote administration is inherently dangerous because anyone with a sniffer and access to the right LAN segment could acquire the device account and password information. With this intercepted information they could gain access to the infrastructure and cause denial of service attacks, intercept sensitive information, or perform other destructive actions.
WLAN Access Point (Enclave-NIPRNet Connected) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) 2019-10-02


Check Text ( C-3527r6_chk )
Review the configuration and verify management access to the device is allowed only from hosts within the management network.

If management access can be gained from outside of the authorized management network, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-5522r4_fix)
Configure an ACL or filter to restrict management access to the device from only the management network.