HP FlexFabric Switch L2S 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 e-mail to the following address: [email protected]

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Version / Release: V1R3

Published: 2020-06-03

Updated At: 2020-08-15 20:22:23

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-80451r1_rule HFFS-L2-000001 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must be configured to disable non-essential capabilities. A compromised switch introduces risk to the entire network infrastructure as well as data resources that are accessible via the network. The perimeter defense has no oversight or control of attacks by malicious users within the network. Preventing network
    SV-80541r1_rule HFFS-L2-000002 CCI-001958 HIGH HP FlexFabric Switch must authenticate all network-connected endpoint devices before establishing any connection. Controlling LAN access via 802.1x authentication or MAC authentication can assist in preventing a malicious user from connecting an unauthorized PC to a switch port to inject or receive data from the network without detection.
    SV-80547r1_rule HFFS-L2-000006 CCI-001095 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must manage excess bandwidth to limit the effects of packet flooding types of denial of service (DoS) attacks. Denial of service is a condition when a resource is not available for legitimate users. Packet flooding DDoS attacks are referred to as volumetric attacks and have the objective of overloading a network or circuit to deny or seriously degrade performance,
    SV-80549r1_rule HFFS-L2-000008 CCI-001919 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must provide the capability for authorized users to select a user session to capture. Without the capability to select a user session to capture/record or view/hear, investigations into suspicious or harmful events would be hampered by the volume of information captured. The volume of information captured may also adversely impact the oper
    SV-80551r1_rule HFFS-L2-000009 CCI-001920 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must provide the capability for authorized users to remotely view, in real time, all content related to an established user session from a component separate from the HP FlexFabric Switch. Without the capability to remotely view/hear all content related to a user session, investigations into suspicious user activity would be hampered. Real-time monitoring allows authorized personnel to take action before additional damage is done. The abili
    SV-80553r1_rule HFFS-L2-000010 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have Root Guard enabled on all ports where the root bridge should not appear. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) does not provide any means for the network administrator to securely enforce the topology of the switched network. Any switch can be the root bridge in a network. However, a more optimal forwarding topology places the root bri
    SV-80555r1_rule HFFS-L2-000011 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have BPDU Guard enabled on all user-facing access ports. 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 subop
    SV-80557r1_rule HFFS-L2-000012 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have STP Loop Protection enabled all non-designated STP switch ports. The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) loop Protection feature provides additional protection against STP loops. An STP loop is created when an STP blocking port in a redundant topology erroneously transitions to the forwarding state. In its operation, STP reli
    SV-80559r1_rule HFFS-L2-000013 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have unknown storm-constrain enabled. Access layer switches use the Content Addressable Memory (CAM) table to direct traffic to specific ports based on the VLAN number and the destination MAC address of the frame. When a router has an ARP entry for a destination host and forwards it to the ac
    SV-80561r1_rule HFFS-L2-000014 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have DHCP snooping for all user VLANs to validate DHCP messages from untrusted sources as well as rate-limit DHCP traffic. In an enterprise network, devices under administrative control are trusted sources. These devices include the switches, routers, and servers in the network. Host ports and unknown Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers are considered untrusted
    SV-80563r1_rule HFFS-L2-000015 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have IP Source Guard enabled on all user-facing or untrusted access switch ports. IP Source Guard provides source IP address filtering on a Layer 2 port to prevent a malicious host from impersonating a legitimate host by assuming the legitimate host's IP address. The feature uses dynamic DHCP snooping and static IP source binding to ma
    SV-80565r1_rule HFFS-L2-000016 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI) enabled on all user VLANs. DAI intercepts Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests and verifies that each of these packets has a valid IP-to-MAC address binding before updating the local ARP cache and before forwarding the packet to the appropriate destination. Invalid ARP packet
    SV-80567r1_rule HFFS-L2-000020 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must implement Rapid STP where VLANs span multiple switches with redundant links. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is implemented on bridges and switches to prevent layer 2 loops when a broadcast domain spans multiple bridges and switches and when redundant links are provisioned to provide high availability in case of link failures. Conver
    SV-80569r1_rule HFFS-L2-000021 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must enable Device Link Detection Protocol (DLDP) to protect against one-way connections. In topologies where fiber optic interconnections are used, physical misconnections can occur that allow a link to appear to be up when there is a mismatched set of transmit/receive pairs. When such a physical misconfiguration occurs, protocols such as STP
    SV-80571r1_rule HFFS-L2-000022 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have all trunk links enabled statically. When trunk negotiation is enabled via Dynamic Trunk Protocol (DTP), considerable time can be spent negotiating trunk settings (802.1q or ISL) when a node or interface is restored. While this negotiation is happening, traffic is dropped because the link is
    SV-80575r1_rule HFFS-L2-000024 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have all disabled switch ports assigned an unused VLAN. It is possible that a disabled port that is assigned to a user or management VLAN becomes enabled by accident or by an attacker and as a result gains access to that VLAN as a member.
    SV-80577r1_rule HFFS-L2-000025 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must not have the default VLAN assigned to any host-facing switch ports. In a VLAN-based network, switches use the default VLAN (i.e., VLAN 1) for in-band management and to communicate with other networking devices using Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Port Aggre
    SV-80579r1_rule HFFS-L2-000026 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have the default VLAN pruned from all trunk ports that do not require it. The default VLAN (i.e., VLAN 1) is a special VLAN used for control plane traffic such as Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP). VLAN 1 is enabled on all trunks and
    SV-80581r1_rule HFFS-L2-000027 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must not use the default VLAN for management traffic. Switches use the default VLAN (i.e., VLAN 1) for in-band management and to communicate with directly connected switches using Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP)
    SV-80583r1_rule HFFS-L2-000028 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have all user-facing or untrusted ports configured as access switch ports. Double encapsulation can be initiated by an attacker who has access to a switch port belonging to the native VLAN of the trunk port. Knowing the victim's MAC address and with the victim attached to a different switch belonging to the same trunk group, the
    SV-80585r1_rule HFFS-L2-000029 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must have the native VLAN assigned to a VLAN ID other than the default VLAN ID for all 802.1q trunk links. VLAN hopping can be initiated by an attacker who has access to a switch port belonging to the same VLAN as the native VLAN of the trunk link connecting to another switch that the victim is connected to. If the attacker knows the victim’s MAC address, it
    SV-80587r1_rule HFFS-L2-000030 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HP FlexFabric Switch must not have any access switch ports assigned to the native VLAN. Double encapsulation can be initiated by an attacker who has access to a switch port belonging to the native VLAN of the trunk port. Knowing the victim’s MAC address and with the victim attached to a different switch belonging to the same trunk group, t