DoD STIGs – V-32462

Overview:

Title: The DBMS must support organizational requirements to prohibit password reuse for the organization defined number of generations.

Vulnerability ID: V-32462

STIG ID:

IA Controls: None

Severity: medium

Description: Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks.

To meet password policy requirements, passwords need to be changed at specific policy based intervals.

If the information system or application allows the user to consecutively reuse their password when that password has exceeded its defined lifetime, the end result is a password that is not changed as per policy requirements.

Password reuse restrictions protect against bypass of password expiration requirements and help protect accounts from password guessing attempts.

Check Text: Check DBMS settings to determine if password reuse is disallowed for the organization defined number of generations. If not, this is a finding.

Fix Text: Modify DBMS settings to disallow password reuse for an organization defined number of generations.

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