STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 24 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: The Red Hat Network Service (rhnsd) service must not be running, unless using RHN or an RHN Satellite.

DISA Rule

SV-50278r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-38478

Group Title

SRG-OS-000096

Rule Version

RHEL-06-000009

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

The Red Hat Network service automatically queries Red Hat Network servers to determine whether there are any actions that should be executed, such as package updates. This only occurs if the system was registered to an RHN server or satellite and managed as such. The "rhnsd" service can be disabled with the following commands:

# chkconfig rhnsd off
# service rhnsd stop

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If the system uses RHN or an RHN Satellite, this is not applicable.

To check that the "rhnsd" service is disabled in system boot configuration, run the following command:

# chkconfig "rhnsd" --list

Output should indicate the "rhnsd" service has either not been installed, or has been disabled at all runlevels, as shown in the example below:

# chkconfig "rhnsd" --list
"rhnsd" 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off

Run the following command to verify "rhnsd" is disabled through current runtime configuration:

# service rhnsd status

If the service is disabled the command will return the following output:

rhnsd is stopped


If the service is running, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-38478

Documentable

False

Rule Version

RHEL-06-000009

Severity Override Guidance

If the system uses RHN or an RHN Satellite, this is not applicable.

To check that the "rhnsd" service is disabled in system boot configuration, run the following command:

# chkconfig "rhnsd" --list

Output should indicate the "rhnsd" service has either not been installed, or has been disabled at all runlevels, as shown in the example below:

# chkconfig "rhnsd" --list
"rhnsd" 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off

Run the following command to verify "rhnsd" is disabled through current runtime configuration:

# service rhnsd status

If the service is disabled the command will return the following output:

rhnsd is stopped


If the service is running, this is a finding.

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M

Target Key

2367

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