STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Layer 2 Switch Security Technical Implementation Guide - Cisco Version: 8 Release: 27 Benchmark Date: 25 Jan 2019: The network element must be running a current and supported operating system with all IAVMs addressed.

DISA Rule

SV-15302r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-3160

Group Title

Operating system is not at a current release level.

Rule Version

NET0700

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Update operating system to a supported version that addresses all related IAVMs.

Check Contents

Have the administrator enter the show version command to determine the installed IOS version. As of June 2010, the latest major release is 12.4 for routers and 12.2 for switches (both access and multi-layer). The release being used must have all IAVMs resolved and must not be in a Cisco deferred status or has been made obsolete.

Ask the administrator login to the Cisco Software Center to download software. Select the specific router or switch model. Select the IOS Software link and then Verify that the release being used is listed under the release family (will need to expand the list) and not in the deferred list. If the release is not listed in either the release family or deferred, then the release is obsolete.

Verify that all IAVMs have been addressed.

Note: Cisco software in a differed state will still be at the Cisco Software Center and available for download under the deferred group, whereas software made obsolete is no longer available for download. Deferred status occurs when a software maintenance release is made obsolete and removed from order ability and service outside of Cisco's normal release schedule, or Cisco cancels a scheduled maintenance release from reaching the First-Customer-Ship (FCS) milestone. Deferrals are most often related to software quality issues. A deferral can be performed for an entire maintenance release, or just for certain sets of platforms or features within a release. A deferral prior to the FCS milestone may be performed by Cisco to protect customers from receiving software with known catastrophic defects. A deferral after FCS will expedite obsolescence for the release to limit the exposure of customers.

Vulnerability Number

V-3160

Documentable

False

Rule Version

NET0700

Severity Override Guidance

Have the administrator enter the show version command to determine the installed IOS version. As of June 2010, the latest major release is 12.4 for routers and 12.2 for switches (both access and multi-layer). The release being used must have all IAVMs resolved and must not be in a Cisco deferred status or has been made obsolete.

Ask the administrator login to the Cisco Software Center to download software. Select the specific router or switch model. Select the IOS Software link and then Verify that the release being used is listed under the release family (will need to expand the list) and not in the deferred list. If the release is not listed in either the release family or deferred, then the release is obsolete.

Verify that all IAVMs have been addressed.

Note: Cisco software in a differed state will still be at the Cisco Software Center and available for download under the deferred group, whereas software made obsolete is no longer available for download. Deferred status occurs when a software maintenance release is made obsolete and removed from order ability and service outside of Cisco's normal release schedule, or Cisco cancels a scheduled maintenance release from reaching the First-Customer-Ship (FCS) milestone. Deferrals are most often related to software quality issues. A deferral can be performed for an entire maintenance release, or just for certain sets of platforms or features within a release. A deferral prior to the FCS milestone may be performed by Cisco to protect customers from receiving software with known catastrophic defects. A deferral after FCS will expedite obsolescence for the release to limit the exposure of customers.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

Information Assurance Officer

Target Key

512

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