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V-67197

The Arista Multilayer Switch must use FIPS-compliant mechanisms for authentication to a cryptographic module.

Finding ID
AMLS-NM-200825
Rule ID
SV-81687r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000179-NDM-000265
CCI
CCI-000803
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Unapproved mechanisms that are used for authentication to the cryptographic module are not verified and therefore cannot be relied upon to provide confidentiality or integrity, and DoD data may be compromised. Network devices utilizing encryption are required to use FIPS-compliant mechanisms for authenticating to cryptographic modules. FIPS 140-2 is the current standard for validating that mechanisms used to access cryptographic modules utilize authentication that meets DoD requirements.

Fix Text

Enable FIPS restrictions via the following commands: Enable Configure Management ssh Fips restrictions Exit Additionally, the switch should be configured to use its Hardware Random Number Generator as a source of entropy for the SSH protocol. To enable this, configure: Enable Configure Management security Entropy source hardware Once this has been changed, regenerate the SSH RSA Keys with: Reset ssh hostkey rsa

Check Content

Review the device configuration via the “show running-config” command for the following statement: management ssh fips restrictions If this statement is not present, this is a finding.