STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 2 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system must prevent Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) redirect messages from being accepted.

DISA Rule

SV-86913r3_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-72289

Group Title

SRG-OS-000480-GPOS-00227

Rule Version

RHEL-07-040640

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Set the system to not accept IPv4 ICMP redirect messages by adding the following line to "/etc/sysctl.conf" or a configuration file in the /etc/sysctl.d/ directory (or modify the line to have the required value):

net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects = 0

Issue the following command to make the changes take effect:

# sysctl --system

Check Contents

Verify the system will not accept IPv4 ICMP redirect messages.

# grep 'net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects' /etc/sysctl.conf /etc/sysctl.d/*

If " net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects " is not configured in the /etc/sysctl.conf file or in the /etc/sysctl.d/ directory, is commented out, or does not have a value of "0", this is a finding.

Check that the operating system implements the value of the "accept_redirects" variables with the following command:

# /sbin/sysctl -a | grep 'net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects'
net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects = 0

If the returned line does not have a value of "0", this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-72289

Documentable

False

Rule Version

RHEL-07-040640

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the system will not accept IPv4 ICMP redirect messages.

# grep 'net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects' /etc/sysctl.conf /etc/sysctl.d/*

If " net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects " is not configured in the /etc/sysctl.conf file or in the /etc/sysctl.d/ directory, is commented out, or does not have a value of "0", this is a finding.

Check that the operating system implements the value of the "accept_redirects" variables with the following command:

# /sbin/sysctl -a | grep 'net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects'
net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects = 0

If the returned line does not have a value of "0", this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

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Target Key

2777

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