The network device must require authentication prior to establishing a management connection for administrative access.
Management connections must require passwords.
Network devices with no password for administrative access via a management connection provide the opportunity for anyone with network access to the device to make configuration changes enabling them to disrupt network operations resulting in a network outage.
Configure authentication for all management connections.
Review the network device configuration to verify all management connections for administrative access require authentication. If authentication isn't configured for management access, this is a finding.
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