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

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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.


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

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000200, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-228989r879887_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000109, STIG-Legacy|SV-74579, STIG-Legacy|V-60149, Vuln-ID|V-228989

Plugin: F5

Control ID: 189cf715bb5ab818d471fc1717fd6b1efe5c91e1c4bb31f22a43130364c0c50d