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V-70509

The storage system must require passwords contain a minimum of 15 characters, after an administrator has set the minimum password length to that value.

Finding ID
HP3P-32-001525
Rule ID
SV-85131r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000078-GPOS-00046
CCI
CCI-000205
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

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

Fix Text

Configure the minimum password length for a value of "15" using the following command: cli% setpassword -minlen 15 Note: You must have super-admin privileges to perform this action.

Check Content

Verify that the minimum password length is set to a value of "15". Check the current password configuration: cli% setpassword -minlen 15 If an error is reported, this is a finding. Note: You must have super-admin privileges to perform this action.