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V-35328

The application server must obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000178-AS-000127
Rule ID
SV-46615r3_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000178-AS-000127
CCI
CCI-000206
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

To prevent the compromise of authentication information during the authentication process, the application server authentication screens must obfuscate input so an unauthorized user cannot view a password, PIN, or any other authenticator value as it is being typed. This can occur when a user is authenticating to the application server through the web management interface or command line interface. The application server must obfuscate all passwords, PINs, or other authenticator information when typed. User ID is not required to be obfuscated.

Fix Text

Configure the application server to obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals.

Check Content

Review the application server documentation and configuration to determine if any interfaces which are provided for authentication purposes display the user's password when it is typed into the data entry field. If authentication information is not obfuscated when entered, this is a finding.