Title: The DBMS must specify account lockout duration that is greater than or equal to the organization approved minimum.
Vulnerability ID: V-32248
IA Controls: None
Description: Anytime an authentication method is exposed, to allow for the utilization of an application, there is a risk that attempts will be made to obtain unauthorized access.
To defeat these attempts, organizations define the number of times a user account may consecutively fail a login attempt. The organization also defines the period of time in which these consecutive failed attempts may occur.
By limiting the number of failed login attempts, the risk of unauthorized system access via user password guessing, otherwise known as brute forcing, is reduced. Limits are imposed by locking the account.
Check Text: Review DBMS settings to determine if account lockout duration is greater than the organization defined minimum lockout duration. If account lockout duration is not greater or equal to those defined by the organization, this is a finding.
Fix Text: Configure the DBMS settings to specify lockout duration greater or equal to those specified by the organization.[divider]