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V-81331

For locally created accounts in the application, the Central Log Server must be configured to allow the use of a temporary password for system logons with an immediate change to a permanent password.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000397-AU-002590
Rule ID
SV-96045r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000397-AU-002590
CCI
CCI-002041
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Without providing this capability, an account may be created without a password. Non-repudiation cannot be guaranteed once an account is created if a user is not forced to change the temporary password upon initial logon. Temporary passwords are typically used to allow access to applications when new accounts are created or passwords are changed. It is common practice for administrators to create temporary passwords for user accounts that allow the users to log on, yet force them to change the password once they have successfully authenticated. The risk can be mitigated by allowing only the account of last resort to be configured locally. This requirement does not apply to that account.

Fix Text

Configure the Central Log Server to allow the use of a temporary password for system logons with an immediate change to a permanent password.

Check Content

Examine the configuration. Verify the Central Log Server is configured to allow the use of a temporary password for system logons with an immediate change to a permanent password. If the Central Log Server is not configured to allow the use of a temporary password for system logons with an immediate change to a permanent password, this is a finding.