The Cisco switch must be configured to enforce approved authorizations for controlling the flow of management information within the device based on control policies.
A mechanism to detect and prevent unauthorized communication flow must be configured or provided as part of the system design. If management information flow is not enforced based on approved authorizations, the network device may become compromised. Information flow control regulates where management information is allowed to travel within a network device. The flow of all management information must be monitored and controlled so it does not introduce any unacceptable risk to the network device or data. Application-specific examples of enforcement occur in systems that employ rule sets or establish configuration settings that restrict information system services or message-filtering capability based on message content (e.g., implementing key word searches or using document characteristics). Applications providing information flow control must be able to enforce approved authorizations for controlling the flow of management information within the system in accordance with applicable policy.
Configure the Cisco switch to restrict management access to specific IP addresses as shown in the example below: SW1(config)# ip access-list MGMT_NET SW1(config-acl)# permit ip 10.1.48.0/24 any SW1(config-acl)# deny ip any any log SW1(config-acl)# exit SW1(config)# line vty SW1(config-line)# access-class MGMT_NET in SW1(config-acl)# end
Review the Cisco switch configuration to verify that it is compliant with this requirement. Step 1: Verify that the line vty has an ACL inbound applied as shown in the example below: line vty access-class MGMT_NET in Step 2: Verify that the ACL permits only hosts from the management network to access the switch. ip access-list MGMT_NET 10 permit ip 10.1.48.0/24 any 20 deny ip any any log If the Cisco switch is not configured to enforce approved authorizations for controlling the flow of management information within the device based on control policies, this is a finding.