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V-81339

The Central Log Server must be configured to enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one lower-case character be used.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000167-AU-002500
Rule ID
SV-96053r1_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000167-AU-002500
CCI
CCI-000193
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

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

Fix Text

Configure the Central Log Server to enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one lower-case character be used.

Check Content

Examine the configuration. Verify the Central Log Server is configured to enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one lower-case character be used. If the Central Log Server is not configured to enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one lower-case character be used, this is a finding.