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The network device must require authentication for console access.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-4582 NET1623 SV-4582r3_rule IAIA-1 IAIA-2 High
Network devices with no password for administrative access via the console provide the opportunity for anyone with physical access to the device to make configuration changes enabling them to disrupt network operations resulting in a network outage.
Free Space Optics Device Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) 2013-03-14


Check Text ( C-3510r4_chk )
Review the network device's configuration and verify authentication is required for console access.
Fix Text (F-4515r4_fix)
Configure authentication for console access on the network device.