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The Photon operating system must enforce one day as the minimum password lifetime.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258820 PHTN-40-000041 SV-258820r933521_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, then the password could be repeatedly changed in a short period of time to defeat the organization's policy regarding password reuse.
VMware vSphere 8.0 vCenter Appliance Photon OS 4.0 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62560r933519_chk )
At the command line, run the following command to verify one day as the minimum password lifetime:

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

If "PASS_MIN_DAYS" is not set to 1, is missing or commented out, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-62469r933520_fix)
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