SLES-12-010290 - The SUSE operating system must employ user passwords with a maximum lifetime of 60 days.

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


Configure the SUSE operating system to enforce a maximum password age of each [USER] account to 60 days. The command in the check text will give a list of users that need to be updated to be in compliance:

> sudo passwd -x 60 [USER]

The DoD requirement is 60 days.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000199, Rule-ID|SV-217131r646704_rule, STIG-ID|SLES-12-010290, STIG-Legacy|SV-91813, STIG-Legacy|V-77117, Vuln-ID|V-217131

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 81b350184a5bf03c1ca52a1fa9bcdaad1673151ee97ad651f012a68b88e2ef91