OL07-00-010260 - The Oracle Linux operating system must be configured so that existing passwords are restricted to a 60-day maximum lifetime.

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Any password, no matter how complex, can eventually be cracked. Therefore, passwords need to be changed periodically. If the operating system does not limit the lifetime of passwords and force users to change their passwords, there is the risk that the operating system passwords could be compromised.


Configure non-compliant accounts to enforce a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction.

# chage -M 60 [user]

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References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000199, Rule-ID|SV-221684r603260_rule, STIG-ID|OL07-00-010260, STIG-Legacy|SV-108211, STIG-Legacy|V-99107, Vuln-ID|V-221684

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