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For accounts using password authentication, the Cisco ISE must require that when a password is changed, the characters are changed in at least eight of the positions within the password.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-242650 CSCO-NM-000450 SV-242650r714260_rule Medium
If the application allows the user to consecutively reuse extensive portions of passwords, this increases the chances of password compromise by increasing the window of opportunity for attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. The number of changed characters refers to the number of changes required with respect to the total number of positions in the current password. In other words, characters may be the same within the two passwords; however, the positions of the like characters must be different. Multifactor authentication (MFA) is required for all administrative and user accounts on network devices, except for an account of last resort and (where applicable) a root account. Passwords should only be used when MFA using PKI is not available, and for the account of last resort and root account.
Cisco ISE NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-27


Check Text ( C-45925r714258_chk )
Verify that at least eight is required for the password delta.

Show password policy

If the Cisco ISE password policy is not configured to require at least eight for the password delta, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-45882r714259_fix)
Configure the password policy.

password-policy password-delta 8