|Finding ID||Version||Rule ID||IA Controls||Severity|
|This requires the use of secure protocols instead of their unsecured counterparts, such as SSH instead of telnet, SCP instead of FTP, and HTTPS instead of HTTP. If unsecured protocols (lacking cryptographic mechanisms) are used for sessions, the contents of those sessions will be susceptible to eavesdropping, potentially putting sensitive data (including administrator passwords) at risk of compromise and potentially allowing hijacking of maintenance sessions.|
|Cisco ASA NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide||2021-03-15|
|Check Text ( C-43164r666154_chk )|
| Step 1: Verify FIPS mode is enabled as shown in the example below. |
Step 2: Verify that only SSH is configured to only use FIPS-compliant ciphers and that Diffie-Hellman Group 14 is used for the key exchange as shown in the example below.
ssh version 2
ssh cipher encryption fips
ssh key-exchange group dh-group14-sha1
Note: The ASA only supports SSHv2.
If the ASA is not configured to implement cryptographic mechanisms to protect the confidentiality of remote maintenance sessions using a FIPS 140-2 approved algorithm, this is a finding.
|Fix Text (F-43123r666155_fix)|
| Step 1: Enable FIPS mode via the fips enable command. |
Step 2: Configure SSH to only use FIPS-compliant ciphers and Diffie-Hellman Group 14 for the key exchange.
ASA(config)# ssh cipher encryption fips
ASA(config)# ssh key-exchange group dh-group14-sha