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V-5614

Network devices must have the PAD service disabled.

Finding ID
NET0722
Rule ID
SV-5614r3_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
The PAD service is enabled.
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Packet Assembler Disassembler (PAD) is an X.25 component seldom used. It collects the data transmissions from the terminals and gathers them into a X.25 data stream and vice versa. PAD acts like a multiplexer for the terminals. If enabled, it can render the device open to attacks. Some voice vendors use PAD on internal routers.

Fix Text

Configure the device to disable the PAD service.

Check Content

Review the device configuration to determine if the PAD service is enabled. If the PAD service is enabled, this is a finding.

Responsibility

Information Assurance Officer