1.1.12 Ensure /var/tmp partition includes the nodev option

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


Since the /var/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 /var/tmp .


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

# mount -o remount,nosuid,nodev,noexec /var/tmp

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