AOSX-15-003009 - The macOS system must 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. If the information system or application 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.

Solution

This setting is enforced using the 'Passcode Policy' configuration profile.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apple_OS_X_10-15_V1R8_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-5(1)(e), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000200, Rule-ID|SV-225207r610901_rule, STIG-ID|AOSX-15-003009, STIG-Legacy|SV-111795, STIG-Legacy|V-102833, Vuln-ID|V-225207

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 6e2a5f379168bd7950f118685dcdd642cfc17d20b6b7e1c23c913621a1c41d6a