Bug 972476 - The system must not send ICMPv4 redirects by default.
The system must not send ICMPv4 redirects by default.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Lukáš Nykrýn
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Blocks: 972491
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Reported: 2013-06-09 12:54 EDT by Jason Pyeron
Modified: 2016-11-25 08:03 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-06-13 10:21:05 EDT
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RHEL6 STIG patch (414 bytes, patch)
2013-06-09 12:54 EDT, Jason Pyeron
no flags Details | Diff
specfile patch (1.09 KB, patch)
2013-06-09 12:59 EDT, Jason Pyeron
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Jason Pyeron 2013-06-09 12:54:47 EDT
Created attachment 758866 [details]
RHEL6 STIG patch

Description of problem:

The default configuration is not conforming to best practices. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) v1.2 published by the Defense Information Systems Agency recommends the changes in the attached patch.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

perform a yum install

Actual results:

root@test /tmp/setup
#  sysctl net.ipv4.conf.default.send_redirects
net.ipv4.conf.default.send_redirects = 1

Expected results:

$ sysctl net.ipv4.conf.default.send_redirects

The output of the command should indicate a value of "0". 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".

Additional info:

see: http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/os/unix/red_hat.html
Comment 1 Jason Pyeron 2013-06-09 12:59:20 EDT
Created attachment 758867 [details]
specfile patch
Comment 3 Václav Pavlín 2013-06-13 10:21:05 EDT
Hi, this bug changes the default behaviour of the system and we don't think it is appropriate to do this in a midstream RHEL 6 release.

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