WN12-AC-000002 - The number of allowed bad logon attempts must meet minimum requirements.

Information

The account lockout feature, when enabled, prevents brute-force password attacks on the system. The higher this value is, the less effective the account lockout feature will be in protecting the local system. The number of bad logon attempts must be reasonably small to minimize the possibility of a successful password attack, while allowing for honest errors made during a normal user logon.

Solution

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Account Policies -> Account Lockout Policy -> 'Account lockout threshold' to '3' or less invalid logon attempts (excluding '0' which is unacceptable).

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: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-7a., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000044, Rule-ID|SV-226057r794277_rule, STIG-ID|WN12-AC-000002, STIG-Legacy|SV-52848, STIG-Legacy|V-1097, Vuln-ID|V-226057

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 20b12171432fd1d45e4af0a05bf8936b607efa5f97e6c4e66ee0c9b1a97748b1