Prevent the Firewire module from loading on vRealize appliances by default. Potential attackers might exploit this protocol to compromise your system.

Avoid loading the Firewire module unless it is absolutely necessary.


  1. Open the /etc/modprobe.conf.local file in a text editor.
  2. Ensure that the line install ieee1394 /bin/true appears in this file.
  3. Save the file and close it.