F5 BIG-IP Device Management 11.x Security Technical Implementation Guide

This Security Technical Implementation Guide is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. The requirements are derived from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 and related documents. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via email to the following address: [email protected]

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Version / Release: V1R6

Published: 2019-10-01

Updated At: 2019-11-11 10:45:29

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-74521r1_rule F5BI-DM-000003 CCI-000054 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to limit the number of concurrent sessions to one (1) for each administrator account and/or administrator account type. Device management includes the ability to control the number of administrators and management sessions that manage a device. Limiting the number of allowed administrators and sessions per administrator is helpful in limiting risks related to DoS attacks.
    SV-74523r2_rule F5BI-DM-000007 CCI-000057 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to initiate a session lock after a 10-minute period of inactivity. A session lock is a temporary network device- or administrator-initiated action taken when the administrator stops work but does not log out of the network device. Rather than relying on the user to manually lock their management session prior to vacating
    SV-74525r1_rule F5BI-DM-000013 CCI-000015 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must provide automated support for account management functions. Account management functions include: assignment of group or role membership; identifying account type; specifying user access authorizations (i.e., privileges); account removal, update, or termination; and administrative alerts. The network device must b
    SV-74527r1_rule F5BI-DM-000015 CCI-000016 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must automatically remove or disable temporary user accounts after 72 hours. Temporary accounts are established as part of normal account activation procedures when there is a need for short-term accounts without the demand for immediacy in account activation. If temporary accounts remain active when no longer needed, they may be
    SV-74529r1_rule F5BI-DM-000017 CCI-000017 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must automatically disable accounts after a 35-day period of account inactivity. Since the accounts in the network device are privileged or system-level accounts, account management is vital to the security of the network device. Inactive accounts could be reactivated or compromised by unauthorized users, allowing exploitation of vuln
    SV-74533r1_rule F5BI-DM-000019 CCI-000018 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must automatically audit account creation. Upon gaining access to a network device, an attacker will often first attempt to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is to create a new account. Notification of account creation helps to mitigate this risk. Audi
    SV-74535r1_rule F5BI-DM-000021 CCI-001403 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must automatically audit account modification. Since the accounts in the network device are privileged or system-level accounts, account management is vital to the security of the network device. Account management by a designated authority ensures access to the network device is being controlled in a
    SV-74537r1_rule F5BI-DM-000023 CCI-001404 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must automatically audit account-disabling actions. Account management, as a whole, ensures access to the network device is being controlled in a secure manner by granting access to only authorized personnel. Auditing account disabling actions will support account management procedures. When device managem
    SV-74539r1_rule F5BI-DM-000025 CCI-001405 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must automatically audit account removal actions. Account management, as a whole, ensures access to the network device is being controlled in a secure manner by granting access to only authorized personnel. Auditing account removal actions will support account management procedures. When device managemen
    SV-74541r1_rule F5BI-DM-000027 CCI-000213 HIGH The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to enforce the assigned privilege level for each administrator and authorizations for access to all commands relative to the privilege level in accordance with applicable policy for the device. To mitigate the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information by entities that have been issued certificates by DoD-approved PKIs, all DoD systems must be properly configured to incorporate access control methods that do not rely solely on the poss
    SV-74543r1_rule F5BI-DM-000031 CCI-000044 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to enforce the limit of three consecutive invalid logon attempts by a user during a 15-minute time period. By limiting the number of failed logon attempts, the risk of unauthorized system access via user password guessing, otherwise known as brute-forcing, is reduced.
    SV-74545r1_rule F5BI-DM-000037 CCI-000052 MEDIUM Upon successful logon, the BIG-IP appliance must be configured to notify the administrator of the date and time of the last logon. Administrators need to be aware of activity that occurs regarding their network device management account. Providing administrators with information regarding the date and time of their last successful logon allows them to determine if any unauthorized ac
    SV-74547r1_rule F5BI-DM-000039 CCI-000053 MEDIUM Upon successful logon, the BIG-IP appliance must be configured to notify the administrator of the number of unsuccessful logon attempts since the last successful logon. Administrators need to be aware of activity that occurs regarding their network device management account. Providing administrators with information regarding the number of unsuccessful attempts made to logon to their account allows them to determine if a
    SV-74551r1_rule F5BI-DM-000043 CCI-000166 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to protect against an individual (or process acting on behalf of an individual) falsely denying having performed system configuration changes. This requirement supports non-repudiation of actions taken by an administrator and is required in order to maintain the integrity of the configuration management process. All configuration changes to the network device are logged, and administrators authe
    SV-74553r1_rule F5BI-DM-000067 CCI-000139 LOW The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to alert the ISSO and SA (at a minimum) in the event of an audit processing failure. It is critical for the appropriate personnel to be aware if a system is at risk of failing to process audit logs as required. Without this notification, the security personnel may be unaware of an impending failure of the audit capability, and system oper
    SV-74555r1_rule F5BI-DM-000069 CCI-000140 LOW The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to shut down by default upon audit failure (or restart when availability is an overriding concern). It is critical that when the network device is at risk of failing to process audit logs as required, it take action to mitigate the failure. Audit processing failures include: software/hardware errors; failures in the audit capturing mechanisms; and audit
    SV-74557r1_rule F5BI-DM-000073 CCI-000162 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to protect audit information from any type of unauthorized read access. Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, and audit reports) needed to successfully audit information system activity. If audit data were to become compromised, then competent forensic analysis and discovery of the
    SV-74559r1_rule F5BI-DM-000075 CCI-000163 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to protect audit information from unauthorized modification. Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, and audit reports) needed to successfully audit network device activity. If audit data were to become compromised, then forensic analysis and discovery of the true source of
    SV-74561r1_rule F5BI-DM-000077 CCI-000164 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to protect audit information from unauthorized deletion. Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, and audit reports) needed to successfully audit information system activity. If audit data were to become compromised, then forensic analysis and discovery of the true sourc
    SV-74563r1_rule F5BI-DM-000079 CCI-001493 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to protect audit tools from unauthorized access. Protecting audit data also includes identifying and protecting the tools used to view and manipulate log data. Therefore, protecting audit tools is necessary to prevent unauthorized operation on audit data. Network devices providing tools to interface wi
    SV-74565r1_rule F5BI-DM-000085 CCI-001348 LOW The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to back up audit records at least every seven (7) days onto a different system or system component than the system or component being audited. Protection of log data includes assuring log data is not accidentally lost or deleted. Regularly backing up audit records to a different system or onto separate media than the system being audited helps to assure, in the event of a catastrophic system fai
    SV-74567r2_rule F5BI-DM-000087 CCI-001350 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to use NIAP evaluated cryptographic mechanisms to protect the integrity of audit information at rest. Audit records may be tampered with. If the integrity of audit data were to become compromised, then forensic analysis and discovery of the true source of potentially malicious system activity is impossible to achieve. Protection of audit records and audi
    SV-74569r1_rule F5BI-DM-000093 CCI-000382 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to prohibit the use of all unnecessary and/or nonsecure functions, ports, protocols, and/or services, as defined in the Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (PPSM) Category Assurance List (CAL) and vulnerability assessments. In order to prevent unauthorized connection of devices, unauthorized transfer of information, or unauthorized tunneling (i.e., embedding of data types within data types), organizations must disable unused or unnecessary physical and logical ports/protocol
    SV-74573r1_rule F5BI-DM-000095 CCI-000764 HIGH The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to uniquely identify and authenticate organizational administrators (or processes acting on behalf of organizational administrators). To assure accountability and prevent unauthenticated access, organizational administrators must be uniquely identified and authenticated for all network management accesses to prevent potential misuse and compromise of the system.
    SV-74575r1_rule F5BI-DM-000101 CCI-000770 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to ensure administrators are authenticated with an individual authenticator prior to using a group authenticator. To assure individual accountability and prevent unauthorized access, administrators must be individually identified and authenticated. Individual accountability mandates that each administrator is uniquely identified. A group authenticator is a shared a
    SV-74577r1_rule F5BI-DM-000107 CCI-000205 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to enforce a minimum 15-character password length. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password length is one factor of several that helps to determine strength and how long it takes to crack a passwor
    SV-74579r1_rule F5BI-DM-000109 CCI-000200 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to prohibit password reuse for a minimum of five generations. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. To meet password policy requirements, passwords need to be changed at specific policy-based intervals. If the
    SV-74581r1_rule F5BI-DM-000113 CCI-000193 MEDIUM If multifactor authentication is not supported and passwords must be used, the BIG-IP appliance must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one lower-case character be used. Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password
    SV-74583r1_rule F5BI-DM-000117 CCI-001619 MEDIUM If multifactor authentication is not supported and passwords must be used, the BIG-IP appliance must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one special character be used. Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password
    SV-74585r2_rule F5BI-DM-000119 CCI-000195 MEDIUM If multifactor authentication is not supported and passwords must be used, the BIG-IP appliance must require that when a password is changed, the characters are changed in at least eight (8) of the positions within the password. If the application allows the user to consecutively reuse extensive portions of passwords, this increases the chances of password compromise by increasing the window of opportunity for attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. The number of changed c
    SV-74587r1_rule F5BI-DM-000121 CCI-000196 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must only store encrypted representations of passwords. Passwords need to be protected at all times, and encryption is the standard method for protecting passwords. If passwords are not encrypted, they can be plainly read (i.e., clear text) and easily compromised. Network devices must enforce password encrypt
    SV-74589r1_rule F5BI-DM-000123 CCI-000197 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must only transmit encrypted representations of passwords. Passwords need to be protected at all times, and encryption is the standard method for protecting passwords. If passwords are not encrypted, they can be plainly read (i.e., clear text) and easily compromised. Network devices can accomplish this by making
    SV-74591r1_rule F5BI-DM-000127 CCI-000199 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to enforce a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction. Any password, no matter how complex, can eventually be cracked. Therefore, passwords need to be changed at specific intervals. One method of minimizing this risk is to use complex passwords and periodically change them. If the network device does not li
    SV-74593r2_rule F5BI-DM-000133 CCI-000206 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals. To prevent the compromise of authentication information such as passwords during the authentication process, the feedback from the network device must not provide any information that would allow an unauthorized user to compromise the authentication mecha
    SV-74595r1_rule F5BI-DM-000137 CCI-000879 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to terminate all sessions and network connections when nonlocal device maintenance is completed. If a device management session or connection remains open after management is completed, it may be hijacked by an attacker and used to compromise or damage the network device. Nonlocal device management and diagnostic activities are those activities cond
    SV-74597r1_rule F5BI-DM-000139 CCI-001133 HIGH The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to terminate all network connections associated with a device management session at the end of the session, or the session must be configured to be terminated after 10 minutes of inactivity except to fulfill documented and validated mission requirements. Terminating an idle session within a short time period reduces the window of opportunity for unauthorized personnel to take control of a management session enabled on the console or console port that has been left unattended. In addition, quickly terminat
    SV-74601r1_rule F5BI-DM-000149 CCI-001682 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to automatically remove or disable emergency accounts after 72 hours. Emergency accounts are administrator accounts that are established in response to crisis situations where the need for rapid account activation is required. Therefore, emergency account activation may bypass normal account authorization processes. If em
    SV-74603r1_rule F5BI-DM-000151 CCI-001314 MEDIUM The application must be configured to reveal error messages only to authorized individuals (ISSO, ISSM, and SA). Only authorized personnel should be aware of errors and the details of the errors. Error messages are an indicator of an organization's operational state. Additionally, sensitive account information must not be revealed through error messages to unauthori
    SV-74605r1_rule F5BI-DM-000153 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to activate a system alert message, send an alarm, and/or automatically shut down when a component failure is detected. Predictable failure prevention requires organizational planning to address device failure issues. If components key to maintaining the device's security fail to function, the device could continue operating in an unsecure state. If appropriate actions are
    SV-74607r1_rule F5BI-DM-000155 CCI-001683 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to generate alerts that can be forwarded to the administrators and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) when accounts are created. Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply create a new account. Notification of account creation is
    SV-74609r1_rule F5BI-DM-000157 CCI-001684 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to generate alerts that can be forwarded to the administrators and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) when accounts are modified. Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply modify an existing account. Notification of account modif
    SV-74611r1_rule F5BI-DM-000159 CCI-001685 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to generate alerts that can be forwarded to the administrators and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) when accounts are disabled. When application accounts are disabled, administrator accessibility is affected. Accounts are utilized for identifying individual device administrators or for identifying the device processes themselves. In order to detect and respond to events that aff
    SV-74613r1_rule F5BI-DM-000161 CCI-001686 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to generate alerts that can be forwarded to the administrators and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) when accounts are removed. When application accounts are removed, administrator accessibility is affected. Accounts are utilized for identifying individual device administrators or for identifying the device processes themselves. In order to detect and respond to events that affe
    SV-74615r1_rule F5BI-DM-000163 CCI-002361 HIGH The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to automatically terminate a network administrator session after organization-defined conditions or trigger events requiring session disconnect. Automatic session termination addresses the termination of administrator-initiated logical sessions in contrast to the termination of network connections that are associated with communications sessions (i.e., network disconnect). A logical session (for l
    SV-74617r1_rule F5BI-DM-000171 CCI-002130 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to automatically audit account-enabling actions. Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply enable a new or disabled account. Notification of account
    SV-74619r1_rule F5BI-DM-000173 CCI-002132 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to generate an immediate alert for account-enabling actions. Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply enable a new or disabled account. Notification of account
    SV-74621r1_rule F5BI-DM-000175 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to transmit access authorization information using approved security safeguards to authorized information systems that enforce access control decisions. Protecting access authorization information (i.e., access control decisions) ensures that authorization information cannot be altered, spoofed, or otherwise compromised during transmission. In distributed information systems, authorization processes and
    SV-74623r1_rule F5BI-DM-000179 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to enforce organization-defined role-based access control policies over defined subjects and objects. Organizations can create specific roles based on job functions and the authorizations (i.e., privileges) to perform needed operations on organizational information systems associated with the organization-defined roles. When administrators are assigned to
    SV-74625r1_rule F5BI-DM-000185 CCI-002238 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to automatically lock the account until the locked account is released by an administrator when three unsuccessful logon attempts in 15 minutes are exceeded. By limiting the number of failed logon attempts, the risk of unauthorized system access via user password guessing, otherwise known as brute-forcing, is reduced. Limits are imposed by locking the account.
    SV-74627r1_rule F5BI-DM-000187 CCI-000366 LOW The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to notify the administrator, upon successful logon (access), of the location of last logon (terminal or IP address) in addition to the date and time of the last logon (access). Administrators need to be aware of activity that occurs regarding their account. Providing them with information deemed important by the organization may aid in the discovery of unauthorized access or thwart a potential attacker. Organizations should co
    SV-74629r1_rule F5BI-DM-000189 CCI-001914 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to allow designated individuals or roles to change the auditing to be performed based on all selectable event criteria within near-real-time. If authorized individuals do not have the ability to modify auditing parameters in response to a changing threat environment, the organization may not be able to effectively respond, and important forensic information may be lost. This requirement enable
    SV-74631r1_rule F5BI-DM-000191 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to allocate audit record storage capacity in accordance with organization-defined audit record storage requirements. In order to ensure network devices have a sufficient storage capacity in which to write the audit logs, they need to be able to allocate audit record storage capacity. The task of allocating audit record storage capacity is usually performed during initia
    SV-74633r1_rule F5BI-DM-000193 CCI-001855 LOW The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to generate an immediate alert when allocated audit record storage volume reaches 75% of repository maximum audit record storage capacity. If security personnel are not notified immediately upon storage volume utilization reaching 75%, they are unable to plan for storage capacity expansion. This could lead to the loss of audit information. Note that while the network device must generate the
    SV-74635r1_rule F5BI-DM-000201 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to synchronize internal information system clocks with the primary and secondary time sources located in different geographic regions using redundant authoritative time sources. The loss of connectivity to a particular authoritative time source will result in the loss of time synchronization (free-run mode) and increasingly inaccurate time stamps on audit events and other functions. Multiple time sources provide redundancy by i
    SV-74637r1_rule F5BI-DM-000211 CCI-001744 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to implement automated security responses if baseline configurations are changed in an unauthorized manner. Unauthorized changes to the baseline configuration could make the device vulnerable to various attacks or allow unauthorized access to the device. Changes to device configurations can have unintended side effects, some of which may be relevant to security
    SV-74639r1_rule F5BI-DM-000213 CCI-001813 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to enforce access restrictions associated with changes to device configuration. Failure to provide logical access restrictions associated with changes to device configuration may have significant effects on the overall security of the system. When dealing with access restrictions pertaining to change control, it should be noted tha
    SV-74641r1_rule F5BI-DM-000215 CCI-001814 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to audit the enforcement actions used to restrict access associated with changes to the device. Without auditing the enforcement of access restrictions against changes to the device configuration, it will be difficult to identify attempted attacks, and an audit trail will not be available for forensic investigation for after-the-fact actions. Enfo
    SV-74643r1_rule F5BI-DM-000227 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to dynamically manage user accounts. Dynamic user account management prevents disruption of operations by minimizing the need for system restarts. Dynamic establishment of new user accounts will occur while the system is operational. New user accounts or changes to existing user accounts mus
    SV-74645r1_rule F5BI-DM-000229 CCI-002041 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to allow the use of a temporary password for system logons with an immediate change to a permanent password. Without providing this capability, an account may be created without a password. Non-repudiation cannot be guaranteed once an account is created if a user is not forced to change the temporary password upon initial logon. Temporary passwords are typical
    SV-74647r1_rule F5BI-DM-000239 CCI-002385 HIGH The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to protect against or limit the effects of all known types of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on the BIG-IP appliance management network by limiting the number of concurrent sessions. DoS is a condition when a resource is not available for legitimate users. When this occurs, the organization either cannot accomplish its mission or must operate at degraded capacity. This requirement addresses the configuration of network devices to mit
    SV-74649r1_rule F5BI-DM-000257 CCI-001851 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to off-load audit records onto a different system or media than the system being audited. Information stored in one location is vulnerable to accidental or incidental deletion or alteration. Off-loading is a common process in information systems with limited audit storage capacity.
    SV-74651r1_rule F5BI-DM-000259 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured in accordance with the security configuration settings based on DoD security configuration or implementation guidance, including STIGs, NSA configuration guides, CTOs, and DTMs. Configuring the network device to implement organization-wide security implementation guides and security checklists ensures compliance with federal standards and establishes a common security baseline across DoD that reflects the most restrictive securit
    SV-74653r1_rule F5BI-DM-000261 CCI-000366 LOW The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to notify the administrator of the number of successful logon attempts occurring during an organization-defined time period. Administrators need to be aware of activity that occurs regarding their network device management account. Providing administrators with information regarding the date and time of their last successful logon allows the administrator to determine if any un
    SV-74655r1_rule F5BI-DM-000263 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to use automated mechanisms to alert security personnel to threats identified by authoritative sources (e.g., CTOs) and IAW with CJCSM 6510.01B. By immediately displaying an alarm message, potential security violations can be identified more quickly even when administrators are not logged onto the network device. An example of a mechanism to facilitate this would be through the utilization of SNMP
    SV-74657r1_rule F5BI-DM-000269 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to employ automated mechanisms to centrally manage authentication settings. The use of authentication servers or other centralized management servers for providing centralized authentication services is required for network device management. Maintaining local administrator accounts for daily usage on each network device without
    SV-74659r1_rule F5BI-DM-000271 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to employ automated mechanisms to centrally apply authentication settings. The use of authentication servers or other centralized management servers for providing centralized authentication services is required for network device management. Maintaining local administrator accounts for daily usage on each network device without
    SV-74661r1_rule F5BI-DM-000273 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to employ automated mechanisms to centrally verify authentication settings. The use of authentication servers or other centralized management servers for providing centralized authentication services is required for network device management. Maintaining local administrator accounts for daily usage on each network device without
    SV-74663r1_rule F5BI-DM-000277 CCI-000366 LOW The BIG-IP appliance must create backups of system-level information contained in the information system when changes occur or weekly, whichever is sooner. System-level information includes default and customized settings and security attributes, including ACLs that relate to the network device configuration, as well as software required for the execution and operation of the device. Information system backu
    SV-74665r1_rule F5BI-DM-000279 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to create backups of information system documentation, including security-related documentation, when changes occur or weekly, whichever is sooner. Information system backup is a critical step in maintaining data assurance and availability. Information system and security-related documentation contains information pertaining to system configuration and security settings. If this information were not
    SV-74667r1_rule F5BI-DM-000281 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to employ automated mechanisms to assist in the tracking of security incidents. Despite the investment in perimeter defense technologies, enclaves are still faced with detecting, analyzing, and remediating network breaches and exploits that have made it past the network device. An automated incident response infrastructure allows net
    SV-74669r1_rule F5BI-DM-000283 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to obtain its public key certificates from an appropriate certificate policy through a DoD-approved service provider. For user certificates, each organization obtains certificates from an approved, shared service provider, as required by OMB policy. For federal agencies operating a legacy public key infrastructure cross-certified with the Federal Bridge Certification Aut
    SV-74671r1_rule F5BI-DM-000033 CCI-000048 LOW The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to display the Standard Mandatory DoD Notice and Consent Banner before granting access to the device. Display of the DoD-approved use notification before granting access to the network device ensures privacy and security notification verbiage used is consistent with applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, a
    SV-74679r1_rule F5BI-DM-000111 CCI-000192 MEDIUM If multifactor authentication is not supported and passwords must be used, the BIG-IP appliance must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one upper-case character be used. Use of a complex passwords helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Passwor
    SV-74681r1_rule F5BI-DM-000115 CCI-000194 MEDIUM If multifactor authentication is not supported and passwords must be used, the BIG-IP appliance must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one numeric character be used. Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password
    SV-74683r1_rule F5BI-DM-000125 CCI-000198 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to enforce 24 hours/1 day as the minimum password lifetime. Enforcing a minimum password lifetime helps prevent repeated password changes to defeat the password reuse or history enforcement requirement. Restricting this setting limits the user's ability to change their password. Passwords need to be changed at sp
    SV-74685r1_rule F5BI-DM-000135 CCI-000803 MEDIUM The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to use mechanisms meeting the requirements of applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, and guidance for authentication to a cryptographic module. Unapproved mechanisms that are used for authentication to the cryptographic module are not verified and therefore cannot be relied upon to provide confidentiality or integrity, and DoD data may be compromised. Network devices utilizing encryption are req
    SV-106833r1_rule F5BI-DM-000284 MEDIUM The F5 BIG-IP must ensure SSH is disabled for root user logon to prevent remote access using the root account. The F5 BIG-IP shell must be locked down to limit the ability to modify the configuration through the shell. Preventing attackers from remotely accessing management functions using root account mitigates the risk that unauthorized individuals or processes