F5BI-DM-000123 - The BIG-IP appliance must only transmit encrypted representations of passwords.

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Passwords need to be protected at all times, and encryption is the standard method for protecting passwords. If passwords are not encrypted, they can be plainly read (i.e., clear text) and easily compromised.

Network devices can accomplish this by making direct function calls to encryption modules or by leveraging operating system encryption capabilities.

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


Configure the BIG-IP appliance or its associated authentication server to transmit only encrypted representations of passwords.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000197, Rule-ID|SV-217405r879609_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000123, STIG-Legacy|SV-74589, STIG-Legacy|V-60159, Vuln-ID|V-217405

Plugin: F5

Control ID: a740e9d7d52d29a85c79ae657ee96f0546307c8d0fe7abf1a7117834f372a1bc