RHEL-09-213055 - RHEL 9 must be configured to disable the FireWire kernel module.

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Disabling firewire protects the system against exploitation of any flaws in its implementation.


To configure the system to prevent the firewire-core kernel module from being loaded, add the following line to the file /etc/modprobe.d/firewire-core.conf (or create firewire-core.conf if it does not exist):

install firewire-core /bin/true
blacklist firewire-core

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-257806r928942_rule, STIG-ID|RHEL-09-213055, Vuln-ID|V-257806

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 2f370f6f77bc8a6e474807c1c55f63593d6b613422bffd9798893d4e299d08aa