F5BI-DM-000109 - The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to prohibit password reuse for a minimum of five generations.

Information

Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks.

To meet password policy requirements, passwords need to be changed at specific policy-based intervals.

If the network device allows the user to consecutively reuse their password when that password has exceeded its defined lifetime, the end result is a password that is not changed as per policy requirements.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

Configure the BIG-IP appliance to use a properly configured authentication server to prohibit password reuse for a minimum of five generations.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_F5_BIG-IP_11-x_Y20M10_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|CM-6b., 800-53|IA-5(1)(e), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000200, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-228989r557520_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000109, STIG-Legacy|SV-74579, STIG-Legacy|V-60149, Vuln-ID|V-228989

Plugin: F5

Control ID: 5460ebc189ab66c18dc9ca753b03f77d1012986a127cae52805e90c3b01f58dc