WG060 W22 - The service account used to run the web service must have its password changed at least annually.


Normally, a service account is established for the web service to run under rather than permitting it to run as part of the local system. The password on such accounts must be changed at least annually. If the password is not changed periodically, the potential for a malicious party to gain access to the web services account is greatly enhanced.

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Ensure that the service account IDs used to run the web server and sites are documented and have their passwords changed at least annually.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, Rule-ID|SV-36489r4_rule, STIG-ID|WG060_W22, Vuln-ID|V-2235

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 10e4bd310617ff16b3df0a659a105673d1c8a80e49d31f2193df0df686d19d39