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V-101591

The Cisco switch must be configured to have all inactive Layer 3 interfaces disabled.

Finding ID
CISC-RT-000060
Rule ID
SV-110695r1_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-NET-000019-RTR-000007
CCI
CCI-001414
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

An inactive interface is rarely monitored or controlled and may expose a network to an undetected attack on that interface. Unauthorized personnel with access to the communication facility could gain access to a switch by connecting to a configured interface that is not in use. If an interface is no longer used, the configuration must be deleted and the interface disabled. For sub-interfaces, delete sub-interfaces that are on inactive interfaces and delete sub-interfaces that are inactive. If the sub-interface is no longer necessary for authorized communications, it must be deleted.

Fix Text

Disable all inactive interfaces as shown below: SW1(config)#interface GigabitEthernet3 SW1(config-if)#shutdown SW1(config)#interface GigabitEthernet4 SW1(config-if)#shutdown

Check Content

Review the switch configuration and verify that inactive interfaces have been disabled as shown below: interface GigabitEthernet3 no switchport shutdown ! interface GigabitEthernet4 no switchport shutdown If an interface is not being used but is configured or enabled, this is a finding.