OL07-00-010130 - The Oracle Linux operating system must be configured so that when passwords are changed or new passwords are established, the new password must contain at least one lower-case character.

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Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks.

Password complexity is one of several factors that determines how long it takes to crack a password. The more complex the password, the greater the number of possible combinations that must be tested before the password is compromised.


Configure the system to require at least one lower-case character when creating or changing a password.

Add or modify the following line
in '/etc/security/pwquality.conf':

lcredit = -1

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References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000193, Rule-ID|SV-221670r603260_rule, STIG-ID|OL07-00-010130, STIG-Legacy|SV-108185, STIG-Legacy|V-99081, Vuln-ID|V-221670

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 7ec44032a3a54c866d31b2678d19f620758bd1e55a7cf8a3fdb040f8dffdc57d