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V-71553

The CA API Gateway must authenticate SNMP endpoint devices before establishing a network connection using bidirectional authentication that is cryptographically based.

Finding ID
CAGW-DM-000270
Rule ID
SV-86177r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000395-NDM-000310
CCI
CCI-001967
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Without authenticating devices, unidentified or unknown devices may be introduced, thereby facilitating malicious activity. Bidirectional authentication provides stronger safeguards to validate the identity of other devices for connections that are of greater risk. A local connection is any connection with a device communicating without the use of a network. A network connection is any connection with a device that communicates through a network (e.g., local area or wide area network, Internet). A remote connection is any connection with a device communicating through an external network (e.g., the Internet). Because of the challenges of applying this requirement on a large scale, organizations are encouraged to only apply the requirement to those limited number (and type) of devices that truly need to support this capability. For network device management, this has been determined to be network management device addresses, SNMP authentication, and NTP authentication.

Fix Text

Change the "snmptrap" command at each source to use encryption/authentication (Version 3) IE: "snmptrap -v 3 -a SHA -A mypassword -x AES -X mypassword -l authPriv -u traptest -e 0x8000000001020304 localhost REQUIRED_TRAP_OID"

Check Content

Verify the "snmptrap" shell command used to emit SNMP TRAPS to the Network Management Station is using Version 3 with User Authentication for each potential trap source identified in this document. "snmptrap -v 3 -a SHA -A mypassword -x AES -X mypassword -l authPriv -u traptest -e 0x8000000001020304 localhost REQUIRED_TRAP_OID" If SNMP Version 3 is not being used, this is a finding.