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The Photon OS must not have the xinetd service enabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239185 PHTN-67-000114 SV-239185r675363_rule Medium
Description
The xinetd service is not required for normal appliance operation and must be disabled.
STIG Date
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-42396r675361_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# systemctl is-enabled xinetd.service

Expected result:

disabled

If the output does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42355r675362_fix)
At the command line, execute the following commands:

# service xinetd stop
# systemctl disable xinetd.service