Palo Alto Networks IDPS 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: 2019-10-02

Updated At: 2019-11-11 10:48:04

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-77137r1_rule PANW-IP-000001 CCI-001368 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must enable Antivirus, Anti-spyware, and Vulnerability Protection for all authorized traffic. The flow of all communications traffic must be monitored and controlled so it does not introduce any unacceptable risk to the network infrastructure or data. Restricting the flow of communications traffic, also known as Information flow control, regulate
    SV-77139r1_rule PANW-IP-000007 CCI-000133 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must produce audit records containing information to establish the source of the event, including, at a minimum, originating source address. Associating the source of the event with detected events in the logs provides a means of investigating an attack or suspected attack. While auditing and logging are closely related, they are not the same. Logging is recording data about events that take
    SV-77141r1_rule PANW-IP-000008 CCI-000134 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must capture traffic of detected/blocked malicious code. Associating event outcome with detected events in the log provides a means of investigating an attack or suspected attack. The logs should identify what servers, destination addresses, applications, or databases were potentially attacked by logging commu
    SV-77143r1_rule PANW-IP-000010 CCI-000140 MEDIUM In the event of a logging failure caused by the lack of audit record storage capacity, the Palo Alto Networks security platform must continue generating and storing audit records if possible, overwriting the oldest audit records in a first-in-first-out manner. It is critical that when the Palo Alto Networks security platform is at risk of failing to process audit logs as required, it takes action to mitigate the failure. The Palo Alto Networks security platform performs a critical security function, so its con
    SV-77145r1_rule PANW-IP-000018 CCI-001095 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must have a DoS Protection Profile for outbound traffic applied to a policy for traffic originating from the internal zone going to the external zone. The Palo Alto Networks security platform must include protection against DoS attacks that originate from inside the enclave which can affect either internal or external systems. These attacks may use legitimate or rogue endpoints from inside the enclave.
    SV-77147r2_rule PANW-IP-000020 CCI-001662 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must detect and deny any prohibited mobile or otherwise malicious code at the enclave boundary. Mobile code is defined as software modules obtained from remote systems, transferred across a network, and then downloaded and executed on a local system without explicit installation or execution by the recipient. Examples of mobile code include JavaScri
    SV-77149r1_rule PANW-IP-000024 CCI-001240 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must install updates for application software files, signature definitions, detection heuristics, and vendor-provided rules when new releases are available in accordance with organizational configuration management policy and procedures. Failing to update malicious code protection mechanisms, including application software files, signature definitions, and vendor-provided rules, leaves the system vulnerable to exploitation by recently developed attack methods and programs. The IDPS is a
    SV-77151r2_rule PANW-IP-000026 CCI-001243 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must detect and deny any prohibited mobile or otherwise malicious code at internal boundaries. Mobile code is defined as software modules obtained from remote systems, transferred across a network, and then downloaded and executed on a local system without explicit installation or execution by the recipient. Examples of mobile code include JavaScri
    SV-77153r1_rule PANW-IP-000028 CCI-001243 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must send an immediate (within seconds) alert to, at a minimum, the SCA when malicious code is detected. Without an alert, security personnel may be unaware of an impending failure of the audit capability, and the ability to perform forensic analysis and detect rate-based and other anomalies will be impeded. The IDPS generates an immediate (within seconds)
    SV-77155r1_rule PANW-IP-000029 CCI-001247 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must automatically install updates to signature definitions, detection heuristics, and vendor-provided rules. Failing to automatically update malicious code protection mechanisms, including application software files, signature definitions, and vendor-provided rules, leaves the system vulnerable to exploitation by recently developed attack methods and programs. A
    SV-77157r1_rule PANW-IP-000030 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must block outbound ICMP Destination Unreachable, Redirect, and Address Mask reply messages. Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) messages are used to provide feedback about problems in the network. These messages are sent back to the sender to support diagnostics. However, some messages can also provide host information and network topology
    SV-77159r1_rule PANW-IP-000031 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must block malicious ICMP packets. Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) messages are used to provide feedback about problems in the network. These messages are sent back to the sender to support diagnostics. However, ICMP can be misused to provide a covert channel. ICMP tunneling is w
    SV-77161r1_rule PANW-IP-000032 CCI-002346 MEDIUM To protect against unauthorized data mining, the Palo Alto Networks security platform must detect and prevent SQL and other code injection attacks launched against data storage objects, including, at a minimum, databases, database records, queries, and fields. Data mining is the analysis of large quantities of data to discover patterns and is used in intelligence gathering. Failure to detect attacks that use unauthorized data mining techniques to attack databases may result in the compromise of information. In
    SV-77163r1_rule PANW-IP-000033 CCI-002346 MEDIUM To protect against unauthorized data mining, the Palo Alto Networks security platform must detect and prevent code injection attacks launched against application objects including, at a minimum, application URLs and application code. Data mining is the analysis of large quantities of data to discover patterns and is used in intelligence gathering. Failure to detect attacks that use unauthorized data mining techniques to attack applications may result in the compromise of information.
    SV-77165r1_rule PANW-IP-000039 CCI-001851 LOW The Palo Alto Networks security platform must off-load log records to a centralized log server. Information stored in one location is vulnerable to accidental or incidental deletion or alteration. Off-loading ensures audit information does not get overwritten if the limited audit storage capacity is reached and also protects the audit record in case
    SV-77167r2_rule PANW-IP-000041 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must protect against or limit the effects of known and unknown types of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks by employing rate-based attack prevention behavior analysis (traffic thresholds). If the network does not provide safeguards against DoS attack, network resources will be unavailable to users. Installation of IDPS detection and prevention components (i.e., sensors) at key boundaries in the architecture mitigates the risk of DoS attack
    SV-77169r1_rule PANW-IP-000043 CCI-002385 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must use a Vulnerability Protection Profile that blocks any critical, high, or medium threats. If the network does not provide safeguards against DoS attacks, network resources will be unavailable to users. Installation of IDPS detection and prevention components (i.e., sensors) at key boundaries in the architecture mitigates the risk of DoS attac
    SV-77171r1_rule PANW-IP-000045 CCI-002656 MEDIUM Palo Alto Networks security platform components, including sensors, event databases, and management consoles must integrate with a network-wide monitoring capability. An integrated, network-wide intrusion detection capability increases the ability to detect and prevent sophisticated distributed attacks based on access patterns and characteristics of access. Integration is more than centralized logging and a centralize
    SV-77173r1_rule PANW-IP-000046 CCI-002683 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must detect use of network services that have not been authorized or approved by the ISSM and ISSO, at a minimum. Unauthorized or unapproved network services lack organizational verification or validation and therefore may be unreliable or serve as malicious rogues for valid services. Examples of network services include service-oriented architectures (SOAs), cloud-
    SV-77175r1_rule PANW-IP-000047 CCI-002684 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must generate a log record when unauthorized network services are detected. Unauthorized or unapproved network services lack organizational verification or validation and therefore may be unreliable or serve as malicious rogues for valid services. Examples of network services include service-oriented architectures (SOAs), cloud-
    SV-77177r1_rule PANW-IP-000048 CCI-002684 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must generate an alert to the ISSO and ISSM, at a minimum, when unauthorized network services are detected. Unauthorized or unapproved network services lack organizational verification or validation and therefore may be unreliable or serve as malicious rogues for valid services. Automated mechanisms can be used to send automatic alerts or notifications. Such a
    SV-77179r1_rule PANW-IP-000049 CCI-002661 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must continuously monitor inbound communications traffic for unusual/unauthorized activities or conditions. If inbound communications traffic is not continuously monitored for unusual/unauthorized activities or conditions, there will be times when hostile activity may not be noticed and defended against. Although some of the components in the site's content sc
    SV-77181r1_rule PANW-IP-000050 CCI-002662 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must continuously monitor outbound communications traffic for unusual/unauthorized activities or conditions. If outbound communications traffic is not continuously monitored for unusual/unauthorized activities or conditions, there will be times when hostile activity may not be noticed and defended against. Although some of the components in the site's content s
    SV-77183r1_rule PANW-IP-000051 CCI-002664 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must send an alert to, at a minimum, the ISSO and ISSM when intrusion detection events are detected which indicate a compromise or potential for compromise. Without an alert, security personnel may be unaware of intrusion detection incidents that require immediate action and this delay may result in the loss or compromise of information. An Intrusion Detection and Prevention System must generate an alert whe
    SV-77185r1_rule PANW-IP-000052 CCI-002664 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must send an alert to, at a minimum, the ISSO and ISSM when threats identified by authoritative sources (e.g., IAVMs or CTOs) are detected. Without an alert, security personnel may be unaware of an impending failure of the audit capability, and the ability to perform forensic analysis and detect rate-based and other anomalies will be impeded. Alerts may be transmitted, for example, telephoni
    SV-77187r1_rule PANW-IP-000053 CCI-002664 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must generate an alert to, at a minimum, the ISSO and ISSM when rootkits or other malicious software which allows unauthorized privileged or non-privileged access is detected. Without an alert, security personnel may be unaware of major detection incidents that require immediate action and this delay may result in the loss or compromise of information. CJCSM 6510.01B, "Cyber Incident Handling Program", lists nine Cyber Inciden
    SV-77189r1_rule PANW-IP-000055 CCI-002664 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must send an alert to, at a minimum, the ISSO and ISSM when denial of service incidents are detected. Without an alert, security personnel may be unaware of major detection incidents that require immediate action and this delay may result in the loss or compromise of information. CJCSM 6510.01B, "Cyber Incident Handling Program", lists nine Cyber Inciden
    SV-77191r1_rule PANW-IP-000056 CCI-002664 MEDIUM The Palo Alto Networks security platform must generate an alert to, at a minimum, the ISSO and ISSM when new active propagation of malware infecting DoD systems or malicious code adversely affecting the operations and/or security of DoD systems is detected. Without an alert, security personnel may be unaware of major detection incidents that require immediate action and this delay may result in the loss or compromise of information. CJCSM 6510.01B, "Cyber Incident Handling Program", lists nine Cyber Inciden
    SV-77193r1_rule PANW-IP-000058 CCI-001851 LOW The Palo Alto Networks security platform must off-load log records to a centralized log server in real-time. Off-loading ensures audit information does not get overwritten if the limited audit storage capacity is reached and also protects the audit record in case the system/component being audited is compromised. Off-loading is a common process in information s