Secure the Bluetooth protocol handler on your vRealize Appliances to prevent potential attackers from exploiting it.

Binding the Bluetooth protocol to the network stack is unnecessary and can increase the attack surface of the host. Prevent the Bluetooth protocol handler module from loading by default on vRealize Appliances.


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