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V-220497

The Cisco switch must be configured to generate an alert for all audit failure events.

Finding ID
CISC-ND-001000
Rule ID
SV-220497r604141_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000360-NDM-000295
CCI
CCI-001858
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

It is critical for the appropriate personnel to be aware if a system is at risk of failing to process audit logs as required. Without a real-time alert, security personnel may be unaware of an impending failure of the audit capability and system operation may be adversely affected. Alerts provide organizations with urgent messages. Real-time alerts provide these messages immediately (i.e., the time from event detection to alert occurs in seconds or less).

Fix Text

Configure the Cisco switch to send critical to emergency log messages to the syslog server as shown in the example below: SW4(config)# logging server 10.1.48.10 2 Note: The parameter 2 (critical) can replaced with a lesser severity level 3 through 6 (i.e. error, warning, notice, informational).

Check Content

Review the Cisco switch configuration to verify that it is compliant with this requirement as shown in the example below: logging server 10.1.48.10 2 Note: The parameter 2 (critical) can replaced with a lesser severity level 3 through 6 (i.e. error, warning, notice, informational). Informational is the default severity level; hence, if the severity level is configured to informational, the parameter 7 will not be shown in the configuration. If the Cisco switch is not configured to generate an alert for all audit failure events, this is a finding.