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The TFTP service must not be running.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-217992 RHEL-06-000223 SV-217992r505923_rule Medium
Disabling the "tftp" service ensures the system is not acting as a tftp server, which does not provide encryption or authentication.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-09-03


Check Text ( C-19473r376991_chk )
To check that the "tftp" service is disabled in system boot configuration, run the following command:

# chkconfig "tftp" --list

Output should indicate the "tftp" service has either not been installed, or has been disabled, as shown in the example below:

# chkconfig "tftp" --list

tftp off


error reading information on service tftp: No such file or directory

If the service is running and not documented and approved by the ISSO, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-19471r376992_fix)
The "tftp" service should be disabled. The "tftp" service can be disabled with the following command:

# chkconfig tftp off