etc_hosts_allow

Use the etc_hosts_allow InSpec audit resource to test rules defined for accepting daemon and client traffic in the '/etc/hosts.allow' file.


Syntax

An etc/hosts.allow rule specifies one or more daemons mapped to one or more clients, with zero or more options to for accepting traffic when found.

Use the where clause to match a property to one or more rules in the hosts.allow file.

describe etc_hosts_allow.where { daemon == 'value' } do
  its ('client_list') { should include ['values'] }
  its ('options') { should include ['values'] }
end

Use the optional constructor parameter to give an alternative path to hosts.allow

describe etc_hosts_allow(hosts_path).where { daemon == 'value' } do
  its ('client_list') { should include ['values'] }
  its ('options') { should include ['values'] }
end

where

  • daemon is a daemon that will be allowed to pass traffic in.
  • client_list is a list of clients will be allowed to pass traffic in.
  • options is a list of tasks that to be done with the rule when traffic is found.


Properties

'daemon', 'client_list', 'options'


Property Examples

daemon

daemon returns a string containing the daemon that is allowed in the rule.

describe etc_hosts_allow.where { client_list == ['127.0.1.154',  '[:fff:fAb0::]'] } do
  its('daemon') { should eq ['vsftpd', 'sshd'] }
end

client_list

client_list returns a 2d string array where each entry contains the clients specified for the rule.

describe etc_hosts_allow.where { daemon == 'sshd' } do
  its('client_list') { should include ['192.168.0.0/16', '[abcd::0000:1234]'] }
end

options

options returns a 2d string array where each entry contains any options specified for the rule.

describe etc_hosts_allow.where { daemon == 'sshd' } do
  its('options') { should include ['deny', 'echo "REJECTED"'] }
end


Matchers

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