Ensure mounting of udf filesystems is disabled - modprobe


The udf filesystem type is the universal disk format used to implement ISO/IEC 13346 and
ECMA-167 specifications. This is an open vendor filesystem type for data storage on a
broad range of media. This filesystem type is necessary to support writing DVDs and newer
optical disc formats.


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/udf.conf
and add the following line:

install udf /bin/true

Run the following command to unload the udf module:

# rmmod udf

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