WN12-AC-000006 - The minimum password age must meet requirements.

Information

Permitting passwords to be changed in immediate succession within the same day allows users to cycle passwords through their history database. This enables users to effectively negate the purpose of mandating periodic password changes.

Solution

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Account Policies -> Password Policy -> 'Minimum password age' to at least '1' day.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MS_Windows_2012_and_2012_R2_DC_V3R4_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-5(1)(d), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000198, Rule-ID|SV-226061r794294_rule, STIG-ID|WN12-AC-000006, STIG-Legacy|SV-52852, STIG-Legacy|V-1105, Vuln-ID|V-226061

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 34575bddcc405b416fd35c66ed2941cbeb2d9badc41a34b46fdf7cb7c88050b1