GEN000595 - The password hashes stored on the system must have been generated using a FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic hashing algorithm - /etc/shadow

Information

Systems must employ cryptographic hashes for passwords using the SHA-2 family of algorithms or FIPS 140-2 approved successors. The use of unapproved algorithms may result in weak password hashes more vulnerable to compromise.

Solution

If the /etc/security/crypt.conf file does not support FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic hashing algorithms, upgrade to at least the Solaris 10 8/07 release.

Edit the /etc/security/policy.conf file.
# vi /etc/security/policy.conf
Uncomment or add the CRYPT_ALGORITHMS_ALLOW line and set it to '5,6'. Update the CRYPT_DEFAULT default line to be equal to 5 or 6. The following lines are acceptable.

CRYPT_ALGORITHMS_ALLOW=5,6
CRYPT_DEFAULT=6

Update passwords for all accounts with non-compliant password hashes.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_SOL_10_SPARC_V2R2_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-5(1)(c), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000196, Rule-ID|SV-226460r603265_rule, STIG-ID|GEN000595, STIG-Legacy|SV-40790, STIG-Legacy|V-22304, Vuln-ID|V-226460

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: ee8b4e2245abaaba780d038642a447692baa513f8c998d89dcfeffcb18f7ad76