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V-81321

The Central Log Server must be configured to enforce a minimum 15-character password length.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000164-AU-002480
Rule ID
SV-96035r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000164-AU-002480
CCI
CCI-000205
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The shorter the password, the lower the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password length is one factor of several that helps to determine strength and how long it takes to crack a password. The shorter the password, the lower the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised. Use of more characters in a password helps to exponentially increase the time and/or resources required to compromise the password.

Fix Text

Configure the Central Log Server to enforce a minimum 15-character password length.

Check Content

Examine the configuration. Verify the Central Log Server is configured to enforce a minimum 15-character password length. If the Central Log Server is not configured to enforce a minimum 15-character password length, this is a finding.