RHEL-06-000298 - Emergency accounts must be provisioned with an expiration date.
When emergency accounts are created, there is a risk they may remain in place and active after the need for them no longer exists. Account expiration greatly reduces the risk of accounts being misused or hijacked. NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.
In the event emergency accounts are required, configure the system to terminate them after a documented time period. For every emergency account, run the following command to set an expiration date on it, substituting '[USER]' and '[YYYY-MM-DD]' appropriately: # chage -E [YYYY-MM-DD] [USER] '[YYYY-MM-DD]' indicates the documented expiration date for the account.