3.3.4 Ensure TIPC is disabled - modprobe

Information

The Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC) protocol is designed to provide communication between cluster nodes. If the protocol is not being used, it is recommended that kernel module not be loaded, disabling the service to reduce the potential attack surface.

Solution

Edit or create a file in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory ending in .conf Example: vim /etc/modprobe.d/tipc.conf and add the following line: install tipc /bin/true

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/2608

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY

References: 800-53|SI-4, CSCv7|9.2

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: fcf5f4af80c7c66c92806843087afbdf83c9fde18655ee8ddc6c037c8a9d0e45