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The Photon operating system must be configured so that passwords for new users are restricted to a 24-hour minimum lifetime.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239099 PHTN-67-000027 SV-239099r675105_rule Medium
Enforcing a minimum password lifetime helps to prevent repeated password changes to defeat the password reuse or history enforcement requirement. If users are allowed to immediately and continually change their password, the password could be repeatedly changed in a short period of time to defeat the organization's policy regarding password reuse.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42310r675103_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# grep "^PASS_MIN_DAYS" /etc/login.defs

If PASS_MIN_DAYS is not set to 1, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42269r675104_fix)
Open /etc/login.defs with a text editor. 

Modify the PASS_MIN_DAYS line to the following: