OpenSCAP fails to audit /etc/pam.d/system-auth and /etc/pam.d/password-auth

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  • On a RHEL 7.2 server installed latest scap-security-guide, tailored the profile and run some scans. We see six failed scans with regard to pam_pwquality module. Checking older SCAP scans, I see that the file /etc/security/pwquality.conf was never audited before, but instead /etc/pam.d/system-auth. Our password settings are enforced because of the applied settings in /etc/pam.d/system-auth. Do we have to apply the settings from /etc/security/pwquality.conf, to have positive SCAP results?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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