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The Bluetooth service must be disabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-218064 RHEL-06-000331 SV-218064r505923_rule Medium
Disabling the "bluetooth" service prevents the system from attempting connections to Bluetooth devices, which entails some security risk. Nevertheless, variation in this risk decision may be expected due to the utility of Bluetooth connectivity and its limited range.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-09-03


Check Text ( C-19545r377207_chk )
To check that the "bluetooth" service is disabled in system boot configuration, run the following command:

# chkconfig "bluetooth" --list

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

# chkconfig "bluetooth" --list
"bluetooth" 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off

If the service is configured to run, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-19543r377208_fix)
The "bluetooth" service can be disabled with the following command:

# chkconfig bluetooth off

# service bluetooth stop