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The Cisco switch must be configured to generate log records when administrator privileges are modified.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-220558 CISC-ND-001240 SV-220558r508620_rule Medium
Without generating audit records that are specific to the security and mission needs of the organization, 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., module or policy filter).
Cisco IOS XE Switch NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-16


Check Text ( C-22273r508618_chk )
Review the Cisco switch configuration to verify that it is compliant with this requirement as shown in the examples below:

hostname R4
logging userinfo

log config
logging enable

Note: The logging userinfo command will log when the administrator increases his or her privilege level while the log config command will log all configuration changes such as changing privilege levels for certain commands.

If the Cisco switch is not configured to generate log records when administrator privileges are modified, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-22262r508619_fix)
Configure the Cisco switch to generate log records when account privileges are modified as shown in the example below:

SW4(config)#logging userinfo
SW4(config-archive)#log config
SW4(config-archive-log-cfg)#logging enable