SLES-15-010240 - The SUSE 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

Solution

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

Turn off the automount service with the following command:

> 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_SLES_15_V1R6_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-3, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000778, CCI|CCI-001958, Rule-ID|SV-234823r622137_rule, STIG-ID|SLES-15-010240, Vuln-ID|V-234823

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 5165518b990b3a6acf122502d0e04fe513b9fbd934c8190038c046d22f0081ed