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ACF2 PSWD GSO record value must be set to require at least one numeric character be used.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223502 ACF2-ES-000850 SV-223502r695429_rule Medium
Description
Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. 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 determines how long it takes to crack a password. The more complex the password, the greater the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised.
STIG Date
IBM z/OS ACF2 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-22

Details

Check Text ( C-25175r695427_chk )
From an ACF command screen enter:
SET CONTROL(GSO)
LIST PSWD

If "PSWDALPH" is coded, this is not a finding.

Fix Text (F-25163r695428_fix)
Configure the Password options to include "PSWDALPH".