Ensure mounting of freevxfs filesystems is disabled - modprobe


The freevxfs filesystem type is a free version of the Veritas type filesystem. This is the
primary filesystem type for HP-UX operating systems.


Removing support for unneeded filesystem types reduces the local attack surface of the
system. If this filesystem type is not needed, disable it.


Edit or create a file in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory ending in .conf
Example: vim /etc/modprobe.d/freevxfs.conf
and add the following line:

install freevxfs /bin/true

Run the following command to unload the freevxfs module:

rmmod freevxfs

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