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The HP FlexFabric Switch must have BPDU Guard enabled on all user-facing access ports.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-66065 HFFS-L2-000011 SV-80555r1_rule Medium
If a rogue switch is introduced into the topology and transmits a Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) with a lower bridge priority than the existing root bridge, it will become the new root bridge and cause a topology change, rendering the network in a suboptimal state. The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) PortFast BPDU guard enhancement allows network designers to enforce the STP domain borders and keep the active topology predictable. The devices behind the ports that have STP PortFast enabled are not able to influence the STP topology. At the reception of BPDUs, the BPDU guard operation disables the port that has PortFast configured. The BPDU guard transitions the port into errdisable state and sends a log message.
HP FlexFabric Switch L2S Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-06-03


Check Text ( C-66709r1_chk )
Review the HP FlexFabric Switch configuration to verify that BPDU Protection is enabled on all user-facing switch ports.

If the HP FlexFabric Switch has not enabled BPDU protection, this is a finding.

[HP] display stp
-------[CIST Global Info][Mode MSTP]-------
Bridge ID : 32768.7848-596a-6580
Bridge times : Hello 2s MaxAge 20s FwdDelay 15s MaxHops 20
Root ID/ERPC : 32768.7848-596a-6580, 0
RegRoot ID/IRPC : 32768.7848-596a-6580, 0
RootPort ID : 0.0
BPDU-Protection : Enabled
Bridge Config-
Digest-Snooping : Disabled
TC or TCN received : 0
Time since last TC : 3 days

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/1
stp edged-port
Fix Text (F-72141r1_fix)
Configure the HP FlexFabric Switch to have BPDU Guard enabled on all user-facing switch ports.

[HP]stp bpdu-protection
[HP-GigabitEthernet1/0/1]stp edged-port