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V-220474

The Cisco switch must be configured to limit the number of concurrent management sessions to an organization-defined number.

Finding ID
CISC-ND-000010
Rule ID
SV-220474r604141_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000001-NDM-000200
CCI
CCI-000054
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Device management includes the ability to control the number of administrators and management sessions that manage a device. Limiting the number of allowed administrators and sessions per administrator based on account type, role, or access type is helpful in limiting risks related to DoS attacks. This requirement addresses concurrent sessions for administrative accounts and does not address concurrent sessions by a single administrator via multiple administrative accounts. The maximum number of concurrent sessions should be defined based upon mission needs and the operational environment for each system. At a minimum, limits must be set for SSH, HTTPS, account of last resort, and root account sessions.

Fix Text

Configure the switch to limit the number of concurrent management sessions to an organization-defined number as shown in the example below: SW4(config)# line vty SW4(config)# session-limit 2

Check Content

Review the switch configuration to determine if concurrent management sessions are limited as show in the example below: line vty session-limit 2 If the switch is not configured to limit the number of concurrent management sessions, this is a finding.