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V-60163

The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals.

Finding ID
F5BI-DM-000133
Rule ID
SV-74593r2_rule74593r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000178-NDM-000264
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 network device 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 BIG-IP appliance to use SSL communications when connecting to a properly configured authentication server.

Check Content

Verify if the BIG-IP appliance is configured to obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process. Navigate to the BIG-IP System manager >> System >> Users >> Authentication. Verify "EncryptionSSL" is configured to use SSL for the authentication process with a properly configured authentication server. If the BIG-IP appliance is not configured to obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process, this is a finding.