1.1.10 Ensure noexec option set on /var/tmp partition (Scored)

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The noexec mount option specifies that the filesystem cannot contain executable binaries.

Since the /var/tmp filesystem is only intended for temporary file storage, set this option to ensure that users cannot run executable binaries from /var/tmp.

If a /var/tmp partition exists run the following command and verify that the noexec option is set on /var/tmp.

# mount | grep /var/tmp 
tmpfs on /var/tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)

Edit the /etc/fstab file and add noexec 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,noexec /var/tmp
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