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A firewall must be installed on RHEL 8.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-230505 RHEL-08-040100 SV-230505r744020_rule Medium
"Firewalld" provides an easy and effective way to block/limit remote access to the system via ports, services, and protocols. Remote access services, such as those providing remote access to network devices and information systems, which lack automated control capabilities, increase risk and make remote user access management difficult at best. Remote access is access to DoD nonpublic information systems by an authorized user (or an information system) communicating through an external, non-organization-controlled network. Remote access methods include, for example, dial-up, broadband, and wireless. RHEL 8 functionality (e.g., RDP) must be capable of taking enforcement action if the audit reveals unauthorized activity. Automated control of remote access sessions allows organizations to ensure ongoing compliance with remote access policies by enforcing connection rules of remote access applications on a variety of information system components (e.g., servers, workstations, notebook computers, smartphones, and tablets).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15


Check Text ( C-33174r744018_chk )
Verify that "firewalld" is installed with the following commands:

$ sudo yum list installed firewalld

firewalld.noarch 0.7.0-5.el8

If the "firewalld" package is not installed, ask the System Administrator if another firewall is installed. If no firewall is installed this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-33149r744019_fix)
Install "firewalld" with the following command:

$ sudo yum install firewalld.noarch