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The system must have USB disabled unless needed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89605 VRAU-SL-000455 SV-100255r1_rule Medium
USB is a common computer peripheral interface. USB devices may include storage devices that could be used to install malicious software on a system or exfiltrate data.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89297r1_chk )
If the system needs USB, this vulnerability is not applicable.

Check if the directory /proc/bus/usb exists.

If the directory /proc/bus/usb exists, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96347r1_fix)
Edit the grub bootloader file /boot/grub/menu.lst by appending the "nousb" parameter to the kernel boot line.