SLES-12-010300 - The SUSE operating system must employ a password history file.

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Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. If the information system or application allows the user to consecutively reuse their password when that password has exceeded its defined lifetime, the end result is a password that is not changed as per policy requirements.


Configure the SUSE operating system to create the password history file with the following commands:

# sudo touch /etc/security/opasswd
# sudo chown root:root /etc/security/opasswd
# sudo chmod 0600 /etc/security/opasswd

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000200, Rule-ID|SV-217132r603262_rule, STIG-ID|SLES-12-010300, STIG-Legacy|SV-91815, STIG-Legacy|V-77119, Vuln-ID|V-217132

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 8d7b6ff1c94fe753c69fdb69e1be50d142cd517712a3f3e62fe858e2a16ff603