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ACF2 PSWD GSO record value must be set to require a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223506 ACF2-ES-000890 SV-223506r695437_rule Medium
Description
Any password, no matter how complex, can eventually be cracked. Therefore, passwords need to be changed periodically. If the operating system does not limit the lifetime of passwords and force users to change their passwords, there is the risk that the operating system passwords could be compromised.
STIG Date
IBM z/OS ACF2 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-22

Details

Check Text ( C-25179r695436_chk )
From an ACF command screen enter:
SET CONTROL(GSO)
LIST PSWD

If "PSWDMAX" is set to "60", this is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-25167r500652_fix)
Configure Password option "PSWDMAX" to "60" days.