1.2.1 Configure Connection to the RHN RPM Repositories

Information

Systems need to be registered with the Red Hat Network (RHN) to receive patch updates. This is usually configured during initial installation.

Rationale:

It is important to register with the Red Hat Network to make sure that patches are updated on a regular basis. This helps to reduce the exposure time as new vulnerabilities are discovered.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

If your system is not listed on the RHN site as a registered system, run the Red Hat Network Registration tool as follows:

# rhn register

Follow the prompts on the screen. If successful, the system will appear on the RHN web site and be subscribed to one or more software update channels. Additionally, a new daemon, rhnsd, will be enabled.

Default Value:

OS Default: N/A

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3096

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY

References: 800-53|SI-2c., CSCv7|3.4

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