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The Cisco IOS XE router must automatically audit account creation.

Finding ID
CISR-ND-000009
Rule ID
SV-88639r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000026-NDM-000208
CCI
CCI-000018
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Upon gaining access to a network device, an attacker will often first attempt to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is to create a new account. Notification of account creation helps to mitigate this risk. Auditing account creation provides the necessary reconciliation that account management procedures are being followed. Without this audit trail, personnel without the proper authorization may gain access to critical network nodes.

Fix Text

Configure the Cisco IOS XE router to automatically audit the creation of accounts. The configuration should look similar to the example below: logging userinfo archive log config logging enable logging size 1000 notify syslog contenttype plaintext hidekeys

Check Content

Review the Cisco IOS XE router configuration to determine if it automatically audits account creation. The configuration should look similar to the example below: logging userinfo archive log config logging enable logging size 1000 notify syslog contenttype plaintext hidekeys If account creation is not automatically audited, this is a finding.