STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware vSphere 6.5 ESXi Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 3 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The ESXi host must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one upper-case character be used.

DISA Rule

SV-104095r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-94009

Group Title

SRG-OS-000069-VMM-000360

Rule Version

ESXI-65-000031

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

From the vSphere Web Client select the ESXi Host and go to Configure >> System >> Advanced System Settings. Click Edit and select the Security.PasswordQualityControl value and configure it to "similar=deny retry=3 min=disabled,disabled,disabled,disabled,15".

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host run the following commands:

Get-VMHost | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name Security.PasswordQualityControl | Set-AdvancedSetting -Value "similar=deny retry=3 min=disabled,disabled,disabled,disabled,15"

Check Contents

From the vSphere Web Client select the ESXi Host and go to Configure >> System >> Advanced System Settings. Select the Security.PasswordQualityControl value and verify it is set to "similar=deny retry=3 min=disabled,disabled,disabled,disabled,15"

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host run the following command:

Get-VMHost | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name Security.PasswordQualityControl

If the Security.PasswordQualityControl setting is not set to "similar=deny retry=3 min=disabled,disabled,disabled,disabled,15", this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-94009

Documentable

False

Rule Version

ESXI-65-000031

Severity Override Guidance

From the vSphere Web Client select the ESXi Host and go to Configure >> System >> Advanced System Settings. Select the Security.PasswordQualityControl value and verify it is set to "similar=deny retry=3 min=disabled,disabled,disabled,disabled,15"

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host run the following command:

Get-VMHost | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name Security.PasswordQualityControl

If the Security.PasswordQualityControl setting is not set to "similar=deny retry=3 min=disabled,disabled,disabled,disabled,15", this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

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Target Key

3485

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