1.1.9 Ensure nodev option set on /home partition


The nodev mount option specifies that the filesystem cannot contain special devices.


Since the user partitions are not intended to support devices, set this option to ensure that users cannot attempt to create block or character special devices.


Run the following command to remount /var :

# mount -o remount,nodev /home

/etc is stateless on Container-Optimized OS. Therefore, /etc cannot be used to make these changes persistent across reboots. The steps mentioned above needs to be performed after every boot.

Additional Information:

The actions in this recommendation refer to the /home partition, which is the default user partition that is defined in many distributions. If you have created other user partitions, it is recommended that the Remediation and Audit steps be applied to these partitions as well.

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