STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: SLES 12 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 4 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The SUSE operating system must employ passwords with a minimum of 15 characters.

DISA Rule

SV-91805r3_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-77109

Group Title

SRG-OS-000078-GPOS-00046

Rule Version

SLES-12-010250

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the SUSE operating system to enforce a minimum 15-character password length.

Edit "/etc/pam.d/common-password" and edit the line containing "pam_cracklib.so" to contain the option "minlen=15" after the third column.

The DoD standard requires a minimum 15-character password length.

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Verify the SUSE operating system enforces a minimum 15-character password length.

Check that the operating system enforces a minimum 15-character password length with the following command:

# grep pam_cracklib.so /etc/pam.d/common-password
password requisite pam_cracklib.so minlen=15

If the command does not return anything, the returned line is commented out, or has a second column value different from "requisite", or does not contain "minlen" value, or the value is less than "15", this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-77109

Documentable

False

Rule Version

SLES-12-010250

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the SUSE operating system enforces a minimum 15-character password length.

Check that the operating system enforces a minimum 15-character password length with the following command:

# grep pam_cracklib.so /etc/pam.d/common-password
password requisite pam_cracklib.so minlen=15

If the command does not return anything, the returned line is commented out, or has a second column value different from "requisite", or does not contain "minlen" value, or the value is less than "15", this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2903

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