The Cisco IOS XE router must automatically audit account modification.
Since the accounts in the network device are privileged or system-level accounts, account management is vital to the security of the network device. Account management by a designated authority ensures access to the network device is being controlled in a secure manner by granting access to only authorized personnel with the appropriate and necessary privileges. Auditing account modification along with an automatic notification to appropriate individuals will provide the necessary reconciliation that account management procedures are being followed. If modifications to management accounts are not audited, reconciliation of account management procedures cannot be tracked.
Enter the following commands to audit account modification: logging userinfo login on-failure log login on-success log archive log config logging enable logging size 1000 notify syslog contenttype plaintext hidekeys
Verify that the Cisco IOS XE router is configured to audit account modification. The configuration should like similar to the example below: logging userinfo login on-failure log login on-success log archive log config logging enable logging size 1000 notify syslog contenttype plaintext hidekeys If account modification is not audited, this is a finding.