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V-67755

Unused network devices must be disabled.

Finding ID
AOSX-11-001235
Rule ID
SV-82245r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000480-GPOS-00227
CCI
CCI-000366
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

If an unused network device is left enabled, a user might be able to activate it at a later time. Unused network devices should be disabled.

Fix Text

To disable a network device, run the following command, substituting the name of the device in place of "'&lt;<networkservice>'": /usr/bin/sudo /usr/sbin/networksetup -setnetworkserviceenabled '&lt;<networkservice>' off

Check Content

To list the network devices that are enabled on the system, run the following command: /usr/bin/sudo /usr/sbin/networksetup -listallnetworkservices A disabled device will have an asterisk in front of its name. If any listed device that is not in use is missing this asterisk, this is a finding.