STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Layer 2 Switch Security Requirements Guide Version: 1 Release: 5 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The layer 2 switch must authenticate all network-connected endpoint devices before establishing any connection.

DISA Rule

SV-76661r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-62171

Group Title

SRG-NET-000343

Rule Version

SRG-NET-000343-L2S-000016

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure 802.1 x authentications on all host-facing access switch ports. To authenticate those devices that do not support 802.1x, MAC Authentication Bypass must be configured.

Check Contents

Verify if the switch configuration has 802.1x authentication implemented for all access switch ports connecting to LAN outlets (i.e., RJ-45 wall plates) or devices not located in the telecom room, wiring closets, or equipment rooms. MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) must be configured on those switch ports connected to devices that do not provide an 802.1x supplicant.

If 802.1x authentication or MAB is not on configured on all access switch ports connecting to LAN outlets or devices not located in the telecom room, wiring closets, or equipment rooms, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-62171

Documentable

False

Rule Version

SRG-NET-000343-L2S-000016

Severity Override Guidance

Verify if the switch configuration has 802.1x authentication implemented for all access switch ports connecting to LAN outlets (i.e., RJ-45 wall plates) or devices not located in the telecom room, wiring closets, or equipment rooms. MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) must be configured on those switch ports connected to devices that do not provide an 802.1x supplicant.

If 802.1x authentication or MAB is not on configured on all access switch ports connecting to LAN outlets or devices not located in the telecom room, wiring closets, or equipment rooms, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2917

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