Ensure mounting of hfsplus filesystems is disabled - lsmod

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The hfsplus filesystem type is a hierarchical filesystem designed to replace hfs 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/hfsplus.conf
and add the following line:

install hfsplus /bin/true

Run the following command to unload the hfsplus module:

# rmmod hfsplus

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