Title: The DBMS must support organizational requirements to enforce password complexity by the number of special characters used.
Vulnerability ID: V-32466
IA Controls: None
Description: Password complexity or strength is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks.
Password complexity is one factor of several that determine how long it takes to crack a password. The more complex the password is, the greater the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised.
Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password.
Check Text: Check DBMS settings to determine whether passwords must contain the organization defined number of special characters. If the DBMS does not force the password to have the organization defined number of special characters, this is a finding.
Fix Text: Modify DBMS settings to force passwords to contain the organizationally defined number of special characters.[divider]