1.1.3 Ensure nodev option set on /tmp partition


The nodev mount option specifies that the filesystem cannot contain special devices. Since the /tmp filesystem is not intended to support devices, set this option to ensure that users cannot attempt to create block or character special devices in /tmp.


Edit the /etc/fstab file and add nodev to the fourth field (mounting options) for the /tmp partition. See the fstab(5) manual page for more information. Run the following command to remount /tmp: # mount -o remount,nodev /tmp

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