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centos7:2:2:4 [2017/05/04 13:56] (current)
Piotr Kłoczewski created
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 +======2.2.4 Ensure CUPS is not enabled (Scored)======
 +=====Profile Applicability=====  ​
 +<​code>​
 +Level 1 - Server
 +Level 2 - Workstation ​
 +</​code>​
 +
 +=====Description=====
 +The Common Unix Print System (CUPS) provides the ability to print to both local and network printers. A system running CUPS can also accept print jobs from remote systems and print them to local printers. It also provides a web based remote administration capability.
 +
 +=====Rationale=====
 +If the system does not need to print jobs or accept print jobs from other systems, it is recommended that CUPS be disabled to reduce the potential attack surface.
 +
 +=====Audit===== ​
 +Run the following command to verify ''​cups''​ is not enabled:
 +<​Code:​bash>​
 +# systemctl is-enabled cups 
 +disabled
 +</​Code>​
 +Verify result is not "​enabled"​.
 +
 +=====Remediation===== ​
 +Run the following command to disable ''​cups'':​
 +<​Code:​bash>​
 +systemctl disable cups
 +</​Code>​
 +
 +=====Impact=====
 +Disabling CUPS will prevent printing from the system, a common task for workstation systems.
 +
 +=====References=====
 +More detailed documentation on CUPS is available at the project homepage at http://​www.cups.org.