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The Photon operating system must ensure old passwords are being stored.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239102 PHTN-67-000030 SV-239102r675114_rule Medium
Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. If the information system or application allows the user to consecutively reuse their password when that password has exceeded its defined lifetime, the end result is a password that is not changed as per policy requirements.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42313r675112_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# ls -al /etc/security/opasswd

If "/etc/security/opasswd" does not exist, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42272r675113_fix)
At the command line, execute the following commands:

# touch /etc/security/opasswd
# chown root:root /etc/security/opasswd
# chmod 0600 /etc/security/opasswd