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V-101161

The Cisco switch must not have any switchports assigned to the native VLAN.

Finding ID
CISC-L2-000270
Rule ID
SV-110265r1_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-NET-000512-L2S-000013
CCI
CCI-000366
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Double encapsulation can be initiated by an attacker who has access to a switch port belonging to the native VLAN of the trunk port. Knowing the victim’s MAC address and with the victim attached to a different switch belonging to the same trunk group, thereby requiring the trunk link and frame tagging, the malicious user can begin the attack by sending frames with two sets of tags. The outer tag that will have the attacker’s VLAN ID (probably the well-known and omnipresent default VLAN) is stripped off by the switch, and the inner tag that will have the victim’s VLAN ID is used by the switch as the next hop and sent out the trunk port.

Fix Text

Configure all access switch ports to a VLAN other than the native VLAN.

Check Content

Review the switch configurations and examine all access switch ports. Verify that they do not belong to the native VLAN as shown in the example below: interface GigabitEthernet0/1 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q switchport trunk native vlan 44 switchport mode trunk negotiation auto ! interface GigabitEthernet0/2 switchport access vlan 11 negotiation auto ! interface GigabitEthernet0/3 switchport access vlan 12 negotiation auto ! If any access switch ports have been assigned to the same VLAN ID as the native VLAN, this is a finding.