OL07-00-020110 - The Oracle Linux operating system must disable the file system automounter unless required.

Information

Automatically mounting file systems permits easy introduction of unknown devices, thereby facilitating malicious activity.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000114-GPOS-00059, SRG-OS-000378-GPOS-00163, SRG-OS-000480-GPOS-00227

Solution

Configure the operating system to disable the ability to automount devices.

Turn off the automount service with the following commands:

# systemctl stop autofs
# systemctl disable autofs

If 'autofs' is required for Network File System (NFS), it must be documented with the ISSO.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Oracle_Linux_7_V2R7_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-3, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000778, Rule-ID|SV-221714r603260_rule, STIG-ID|OL07-00-020110, STIG-Legacy|SV-108271, STIG-Legacy|V-99167, Vuln-ID|V-221714

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: eb1d2b3e0a242bd63a952d5a646c38d73278184c5352930e95075b4f1ef57ff6