1.1.16 Ensure nosuid option set on /dev/shm partition (Scored)

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The nosuid mount option specifies that the filesystem cannot contain setuid files.

Setting this option on a file system prevents users from introducing privileged programs onto the system and allowing non-root users to execute them.

Run the following command and verify that the nosuid option is set on /dev/shm.

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

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

# mount -o remount,nosuid /dev/shm

/dev/shm is not specified in /etc/fstab despite being mounted by default. The following line will implement the recommended /dev/shm mount options in /etc/fstab:

tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
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