Accounts without passwords (UNIX)

Module: Password Strength

This check reports user accounts that can be accessed without entering a password. The user list lets you exclude user accounts that should be excepted from the check.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Accounts without passwords

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: ESM Error

UNIX (5331)

Title: No password

Description:The accounts listed below do not have passwords. This is a security problem because anyone with the user name can access these accounts. You should immediately assign passwords to these accounts. Then instruct each user to login, using the assigned password, and change the password again.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]