The Ubuntu operating system must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one upper-case character be used.
Use of a complex password helps to increase the time and resources required to compromise the password. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks.
Password complexity is one factor of several that determines how long it takes to crack a password. The more complex the password, the greater the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised.
Verify the Ubuntu operating system enforces password complexity by requiring that at least one upper-case character be used.
Determine if the field
ucredit is set in the
/etc/security/pwquality.conf file with the following command:
grep -i "ucredit" /etc/security/pwquality.conf ucredit=-1
If the "ucredit" parameter is greater than "-1", or is commented out, this is a finding.
Add or update the
/etc/security/pwquality.conf file to contain the