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V-56745

The operating system must obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000079-GPOS-00047
Rule ID
SV-71005r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000079-GPOS-00047
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 operating system shall not provide any information allowing an unauthorized user to compromise the authentication mechanism. Obfuscation of user-provided information that is typed into the system is a method used when 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 operating system to obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals.

Check Content

Verify the operating system obscures feedback of authentication information during the authentication process to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals. If it does not, this is a finding.