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V-60105

The BIG-IP appliance must automatically audit account modification.

Finding ID
F5BI-DM-000021
Rule ID
SV-74535r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000027-NDM-000209
CCI
CCI-001403
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

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.

Fix Text

Configure the BIG-IP appliance to use an approved authentication server that automatically audits account modifications.

Check Content

Verify the BIG-IP appliance is configured to use a remote authentication server that automatically audits account modifications. Verify the BIG-IP appliance is configured to utilize a properly configured authentication server. Navigate to the BIG-IP System manager >> System >> Users >> Authentication. Verify "Authentication: User Directory" is configured to use an approved remote authentication server that automatically audits account modification. If account modification is not automatically audited, this is a finding.