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V-81291

The Central Log Server must obfuscate authentication information during the authentication process so that the authentication is not visible.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000178-AU-002660
Rule ID
SV-96005r1_rule
Severity
Cat I
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000178-AU-002660
CCI
CCI-000206
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

To prevent the compromise of authentication information such as passwords during the authentication process, the feedback from the information system must not provide any information that would allow an unauthorized user to compromise the authentication mechanism. Obfuscation of user-provided information when typed into the system is a method used in addressing this risk. For example, displaying asterisks when a user types in a password is an example of obscuring feedback of authentication information.

Fix Text

Configure the Central Log Server to obfuscate authentication information during the authentication process so that the authentication is not visible to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals.

Check Content

Examine the configuration. Verify the Central Log Server is configured to obfuscate authentication information during the authentication process so that the authentication is not visible. If the Central Log Server is not configured to obfuscate authentication information during the authentication process so that the authentication is not visible, this is a finding.