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The Cisco router must be configured to generate log records for DoD-defined auditable events.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-96219 CISC-ND-000230 SV-105357r1_rule Medium
Without the capability to generate audit records, it would be difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one. Audit records can be generated from various components within the network device (e.g., process, module). Certain specific device functionalities may be audited as well. The list of audited events is the set of events for which audits are to be generated. This set of events is typically a subset of the list of all events for which the system is capable of generating audit records. DoD has defined the list of events for which the device will provide an audit record generation capability as the following: (i) Successful and unsuccessful attempts to access, modify, or delete privileges, security objects, security levels, or categories of information (e.g., classification levels); (ii) Access actions, such as successful and unsuccessful logon attempts, privileged activities or other system level access, starting and ending time for user access to the system, concurrent logons from different workstations, successful and unsuccessful accesses to objects, all program initiations, and all direct access to the information system; and (iii) All account creation, modification, disabling, and termination actions.
Cisco IOS XE Router NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2019-07-25


Check Text ( C-95053r1_chk )
Review the Cisco router configuration to verify that it is compliant with this requirement. The configuration example below depicts setting a higher severity level (warnings and above) of events to be logged on the console while informational and above will be logged to the buffer.

logging buffered 4096 informational
logging console warnings

If the Cisco router is not configured to generate log records for DoD-defined auditable events, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-101895r1_fix)
Configure the Cisco router to generate log records for DoD-defined auditable events as shown in the configuration example below.

R1(config)#logging buffered informational
R1(config)#logging console warnings