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V-35317

The application server must store only encrypted representations of passwords.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000171-AS-000119
Rule ID
SV-46604r3_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000171-AS-000119
CCI
CCI-000196
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Applications must enforce password encryption when storing 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 and easily compromised. Application servers provide either a local user store or they integrate with enterprise user stores like LDAP. When the application server is responsible for creating or storing passwords, the application server must enforce the storage of encrypted representations of passwords.

Fix Text

Configure the application server to only store encrypted representations of passwords.

Check Content

Review application server documentation and configuration to determine if the application server enforces the requirement to only store encrypted representations of passwords. If the application server is not configured to meet this requirement, this is a finding.