STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Windows Server 2019 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 3 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: Windows Server 2019 password history must be configured to 24 passwords remembered.

DISA Rule

SV-103565r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-93479

Group Title

SRG-OS-000077-GPOS-00045

Rule Version

WN19-AC-000040

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Account Policies >> Password Policy >> "Enforce password history" to "24" passwords remembered.

Check Contents

Verify the effective setting in Local Group Policy Editor.

Run "gpedit.msc".

Navigate to Local Computer Policy >> Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Account Policies >> Password Policy.

If the value for "Enforce password history" is less than "24" passwords remembered, this is a finding.

For server core installations, run the following command:

Secedit /Export /Areas SecurityPolicy /CFG C:\Path\FileName.Txt

If "PasswordHistorySize" is less than "24" in the file, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-93479

Documentable

False

Rule Version

WN19-AC-000040

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the effective setting in Local Group Policy Editor.

Run "gpedit.msc".

Navigate to Local Computer Policy >> Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Account Policies >> Password Policy.

If the value for "Enforce password history" is less than "24" passwords remembered, this is a finding.

For server core installations, run the following command:

Secedit /Export /Areas SecurityPolicy /CFG C:\Path\FileName.Txt

If "PasswordHistorySize" is less than "24" in the file, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3483

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