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 necessary.


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