STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Oracle Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 17 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: The system must not respond to ICMPv4 sent to a broadcast address.

DISA Rule

SV-64863r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-50657

Group Title

SRG-OS-999999

Rule Version

OL6-00-000092

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

To set the runtime status of the "net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts" kernel parameter, run the following command:

# sysctl -w net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts=1

If this is not the system's default value, add the following line to "/etc/sysctl.conf":

net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts = 1

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The status of the "net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts" kernel parameter can be queried by running the following command:

$ sysctl net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts

The output of the command should indicate a value of "1". If this value is not the default value, investigate how it could have been adjusted at runtime, and verify it is not set improperly in "/etc/sysctl.conf".

$ grep net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts /etc/sysctl.conf

If the correct value is not returned, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-50657

Documentable

False

Rule Version

OL6-00-000092

Severity Override Guidance

The status of the "net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts" kernel parameter can be queried by running the following command:

$ sysctl net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts

The output of the command should indicate a value of "1". If this value is not the default value, investigate how it could have been adjusted at runtime, and verify it is not set improperly in "/etc/sysctl.conf".

$ grep net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts /etc/sysctl.conf

If the correct value is not returned, this is a finding.

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Target Key

2208

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