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CCE-9357-5

Platform: win7Date: (C)2012-05-18   (M)2017-10-21



The 'Minimum password length' setting should be configured correctly.


Parameter: number of characters


Technical Mechanism: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Password Policy\Minimum password length (2) WMI: Namespace = root\rsop\computer; Class = RSOP_SecuritySettingNumeric; Property = Setting; Where = KeyName = 'MinimumPasswordLength' And precedence=1

References:

Resource IdReference
Old v4 CCE IDCCE-100
Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit for Windows 7, Version 1.0: "Windows 7 Security Baseline Settings.xlsm" spreadsheetWorksheet: Domain Policy Settings; Row: 6
Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit for Windows 7, Version 1.0: "Windows 7 Security Baseline.xml"Setting Index #4: This policy setting determines the least number of characters that make up a password for a user account.
USGCB Beta 2010-08-31 XCCDF (USGCB-Windows-7-x86_xccdf.xml)Rule 'minimum_password_length'
USGCB Beta 2010-08-31 OVAL (USGCB-Windows-7-x86_oval.xml)Definition 'oval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:7'
SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:7
BITS Shared Assessments SIG v6.0BITS Shared Assessments SIG v6.0
Jericho ForumJericho Forum
HIPAA/HITECH ActHIPAA/HITECH Act
FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--LOW IMPACT LEVEL--FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--LOW IMPACT LEVEL--
ISO/IEC 27001-2005ISO/IEC 27001-2005
COBIT 4.1COBIT 4.1
GAPP (Aug 2009)GAPP (Aug 2009)
NERC CIPNERC CIP
NIST SP800-53 R3NIST SP800-53 R3 IA-5
PCIDSS v2.0PCIDSS v2.0
FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--MODERATE IMPACT LEVEL--FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--MODERATE IMPACT LEVEL--
BITS Shared Assessments AUP v5.0BITS Shared Assessments AUP v5.0


CPE    1
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_7
OVAL    1
oval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:7
XCCDF    9
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_cip_std_ver3_Windows_7
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_ISO27001_Windows_7
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_NIST_800_171_R1_Windows_7
xccdf_gov.nist_benchmark_USGCB-Windows-7
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