1.1.1.5 Ensure mounting of hfsplus filesystems is disabled (Scored)

Level 1 - Server 
Level 1 - Workstation

The hfsplus filesystem type is a hierarchical filesystem designed to replace hfs that allows you to mount Mac OS filesystems.

Removing support for unneeded filesystem types reduces the local attack surface of the server. If this filesystem type is not needed, disable it.

Run the following commands and verify the output is as indicated:

# modprobe -n -v hfsplus 
install /bin/true 
# lsmod | grep hfsplus 
<No output>

Edit or create the file /etc/modprobe.d/CIS.conf and add the following line:

install hfsplus /bin/true
  • ubuntu1604/1/1/1/5.txt
  • Last modified: 2017/05/02 14:00
  • by Piotr K┼éoczewski