PHTN-67-000033 - The Photon operating system must disable the loading of unnecessary kernel modules - appletalk

Information

To support the requirements and principles of least functionality, the operating system must provide only essential capabilities and limit the use of modules, protocols, and/or services to only those required for the proper functioning of the product.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000096-GPOS-00050, SRG-OS-000114-GPOS-00059

Solution

Open /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf with a text editor and set the contents as follows:

install sctp /bin/false
install dccp /bin/false
install dccp_ipv4 /bin/false
install dccp_ipv6 /bin/false
install ipx /bin/false
install appletalk /bin/false
install decnet /bin/false
install rds /bin/false
install tipc /bin/false
install bluetooth /bin/false
install usb-storage /bin/false
install ieee1394 /bin/false
install cramfs /bin/false
install freevxfs /bin/false
install jffs2 /bin/false
install hfs /bin/false
install hfsplus /bin/false
install squashfs /bin/false
install udf /bin/false

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_VMW_vSphere_6-7_Y22M04_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|CM-7b., 800-53|IA-3, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000382, CCI|CCI-000778, Rule-ID|SV-239105r816619_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-67-000033, Vuln-ID|V-239105

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 8aaef5b9e6214b620f6136cff983ff0f2a9201e215dcb26f1fd59f584673cdab