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V-56703

Operating systems must enforce a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000076-GPOS-00044
Rule ID
SV-70963r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000076-GPOS-00044
CCI
CCI-000199
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Any password, no matter how complex, can eventually be cracked. Therefore, passwords need to be changed periodically. If the operating system does not limit the lifetime of passwords and force users to change their passwords, there is the risk that the operating system passwords could be compromised.

Fix Text

Configure operating system to enforce a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction.

Check Content

Verify operating system enforces a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction. If it does not, this is a finding.