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IBM z/OS System Administrator must develop a procedure to automatically remove or disable temporary user accounts after 72 hours.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223577 ACF2-OS-002370 SV-223577r533198_rule Medium
Description
If temporary user accounts remain active when no longer needed or for an excessive period, these accounts may be used to gain unauthorized access. To mitigate this risk, automated termination of all temporary accounts must be set upon account creation. Temporary accounts are established as part of normal account activation procedures when there is a need for short-term accounts without the demand for immediacy in account activation. If temporary accounts are used, the operating system must be configured to automatically terminate these types of accounts after a DoD-defined time period of 72 hours. To address access requirements, many operating systems may be integrated with enterprise-level authentication/access mechanisms that meet or exceed access control policy requirements.
STIG Date
IBM z/OS ACF2 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-22

Details

Check Text ( C-25250r500866_chk )
Ask the system administrator for the procedure to automatically remove or disable temporary user accounts after 72 hours.

If there is no procedure, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-25238r500867_fix)
Develop a procedure to automatically remove or disable temporary user accounts after 72 hours.