SLES-12-010320 - The SUSE operating system must prevent the use of dictionary words for passwords.

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If the SUSE operating system allows the user to select passwords based on dictionary words, this increases the chances of password compromise by increasing the opportunity for successful guesses and brute-force attacks.


Configure the SUSE operating system to prevent the use of dictionary words for passwords.

Edit '/etc/pam.d/common-password' and add the following line:

password requisite retry=3

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-217134r603262_rule, STIG-ID|SLES-12-010320, STIG-Legacy|SV-91819, STIG-Legacy|V-77123, Vuln-ID|V-217134

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 0a9decdf31a9ebe73f6db7defaa95e5012ee2292fd6904d6e1bd51be3c5ccb3d