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V-215825

The Cisco router must be configured to implement replay-resistant authentication mechanisms for network access to privileged accounts.

Finding ID
CISC-ND-000530
Rule ID
SV-215825r531083_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000156-NDM-000250
CCI
CCI-001941
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

A replay attack may enable an unauthorized user to gain access to the application. Authentication sessions between the authenticator and the application validating the user credentials must not be vulnerable to a replay attack. An authentication process resists replay attacks if it is impractical to achieve a successful authentication by recording and replaying a previous authentication message. Techniques used to address this include protocols using nonces (e.g., numbers generated for a specific one-time use) or challenges (e.g., TLS, WS_Security). Additional techniques include time-synchronous or challenge-response one-time authenticators.

Fix Text

Configure SSH to use FIPS-140-2 compliant HMACs as shown in the example below. R1(config)#ip ssh version 2 R1(config)#ip ssh server algorithm encryption aes128-cbc aes192-cbc aes192-ctr Note: An SSH configuration enables a server and client to authorize the negotiation of only those algorithms that are configured from the allowed list. If a user tries to negotiate using an algorithm that is not part of the allowed list, the request is rejected and the session is not established.

Check Content

Review the Cisco router configuration to verify that SSH is configured to use FIPS-140-2 compliant HMACs as shown in the example below. ip ssh version 2 ip ssh server algorithm encryption aes128-cbc aes192-cbc aes192-ctr Note: An SSH configuration enables a server and client to authorize the negotiation of only those algorithms that are configured from the allowed list. If a remote party tries to negotiate using an algorithm that is not part of the allowed list, the request is rejected and the session is not established. If the router is not configured to implement replay-resistant authentication mechanisms for network access to privileged accounts, this is a finding.