|Finding ID||Version||Rule ID||IA Controls||Severity|
|Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply enable a new or disabled account. Notification of account enabling is one method for mitigating this risk. A comprehensive account management process will ensure an audit trail which documents the creation of application user accounts and notifies administrators and Information System Security Officers (ISSO). Such a process greatly reduces the risk that accounts will be surreptitiously created and provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes.|
|Cisco IOS XE Switch NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide||2021-09-16|
|Check Text ( C-22260r508579_chk )|
| Review the switch configuration to determine if it automatically audits account enabling. The configuration should look similar to the example below: |
Note: Configuration changes can be viewed using the show archive log config all command.
If account enabling is not automatically audited, this is a finding.
|Fix Text (F-22249r508580_fix)|
| Configure the switch to log account enabling using the following commands: |