According to STIG ID RHEL-07-010270, the pam_unix.so entry in system-auth should apply the
remember= value to limit password reuse.
However, upon applying the SSG scap checks and remediations, I noticed that I was unable
to change my password when forcing all account passwords to be changed at the next login.
So upon doing some searching, I discovered this:
Tomaz included a statement at the end as follows:
"Please use pam_pwhistory instead of adding remember option to pam_unix. There is no
way to make that remember option of pam_unix properly supported with SELinux."
Can we please report this issue up to DISA and recommend changing the requirement to
require pam_pwhistory versus pam_unix?
Trey Henefield, CISSP
Senior IAVA Engineer
Advanced Tactical Systems, Inc.
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