OL07-00-010250 - The Oracle Linux operating system must be configured so that passwords for new users 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 the operating system to enforce a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction.

Add the following line in '/etc/login.defs' (or modify the line to have the required value):


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References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000199, Rule-ID|SV-221683r603260_rule, STIG-ID|OL07-00-010250, STIG-Legacy|SV-108209, STIG-Legacy|V-99105, Vuln-ID|V-221683

Plugin: Unix

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