3.3.3 Ensure iptables is installed

Information

iptables allows configuration of the IPv4 and IPv6 tables in the linux kernel and the rules stored within them. Most firewall configuration utilities operate as a front end to iptables.

Rationale:

iptables is required for firewall management and configuration.

Solution

Update to an OS image that includes the iptables package.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3659

Item Details

Category: SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND AUTHORIZATION, SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|CA-9, 800-53|SC-7, 800-53|SC-7(5), CSCv7|9.4

Plugin: Unix

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