Ensure mounting of hfs filesystems is disabled - lsmod

Warning! Audit Deprecated

This audit has been deprecated and will be removed in a future update.

View Next Audit Version


The hfs filesystem type is a hierarchical filesystem that allows you to mount Mac OS filesystems.


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: vi /etc/modprobe.d/hfs.conf
and add the following line:

install hfs /bin/true

Run the following command to unload the hfs module:

# rmmod hfs

See Also