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V-60815

The Arista Multilayer Switch must have a local infrequently used account to be used as an account of last resort with full access to the network device.

Finding ID
AMLS-NM-000100
Rule ID
SV-75271r1_rule
Severity
Cat I
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000516-NDM-000317
CCI
CCI-000366
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password complexity is one factor of several that determines how long it takes to crack a password. The more complex the password, the greater the number of possible combinations that needs to be tested before the password is compromised. Typically, the account of last resort is a built-in account with full privileges to the network device. This account should only be used when the authentication mechanism is unreachable and configuration or maintenance actions must be taken.

Fix Text

Configure the Arista Multilayer Switch with a local infrequently used account to be used as an account of last resort with full access to the network device.

Check Content

Review the Arista Multilayer Switch configuration for a local infrequently used account to be used as an account of last resort with full access to the network device. The default account on the Arista MLS is called admin. If the account of last resort does not exist, this is a finding. To assign a password to this account, enter the following: username admin secret [password] role [role]