STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 24 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: The netconsole service must be disabled unless required.

DISA Rule

SV-50473r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-38672

Group Title

SRG-OS-000096

Rule Version

RHEL-06-000289

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

The "netconsole" service is responsible for loading the netconsole kernel module, which logs kernel printk messages over UDP to a syslog server. This allows debugging of problems where disk logging fails and serial consoles are impractical. The "netconsole" service can be disabled with the following commands:

# chkconfig netconsole off
# service netconsole stop

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

# chkconfig "netconsole" --list

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

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

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

# service netconsole status

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

netconsole is stopped


If the service is running, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-38672

Documentable

False

Rule Version

RHEL-06-000289

Severity Override Guidance

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

# chkconfig "netconsole" --list

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

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

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

# service netconsole status

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

netconsole is stopped


If the service is running, this is a finding.

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M

Target Key

2367

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