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 ubuntu1604:1:1:12 [2017/05/02 01:32]Piotr Kłoczewski utworzono ubuntu1604:1:1:12 [2017/05/02 12:27] (current)Piotr Kłoczewski 2017/05/02 12:27 Piotr Kłoczewski 2017/05/02 01:32 Piotr Kłoczewski utworzono 2017/05/02 12:27 Piotr Kłoczewski 2017/05/02 01:32 Piotr Kłoczewski utworzono Line 1: Line 1: ====== 1.1.12 Ensure separate partition exists for /home (Scored) ====== ====== 1.1.12 Ensure separate partition exists for /home (Scored) ====== - **Profile Applicability:** \\ + =====Profile Applicability===== - + - Level 2 - Server ​\\ + Level 2 - Server - Level 2 - Workstation + Level 2 - Workstation - + - **Description:** \\ + =====Description===== - The ''/​home''​ directory is used to support disk storage needs of local users. ​\\ \\ + The ''/​home''​ directory is used to support disk storage needs of local users. - **Rationale:** \\ + =====Rationale===== - If the system is intended to support local users, create a separate partition for the ''/​home''​ directory to protect against resource exhaustion and restrict the type of files that can be stored under ''/​home''​. ​\\ \\ + If the system is intended to support local users, create a separate partition for the ''/​home''​ directory to protect against resource exhaustion and restrict the type of files that can be stored under ''/​home''​. - **Audit:** \\ + =====Audit===== Run the following command and verify output shows ''/​home''​ is mounted: \\ Run the following command and verify output shows ''/​home''​ is mounted: \\ <​Code:​bash>​ <​Code:​bash>​ Line 15: Line 15: /dev/xvdf1 on /home type ext4 (rw,​nodev,​relatime,​data=ordered) /dev/xvdf1 on /home type ext4 (rw,​nodev,​relatime,​data=ordered) ​ - \\ + =====Remediation===== - **Remediation:** \\ + For new installations,​ during installation create a custom partition setup and specify a separate partition for ''/​home''​. For new installations,​ during installation create a custom partition setup and specify a separate partition for ''/​home''​. - For systems that were previously installed, create a new partition and configure ''/​etc/​fstab''​ as appropriate. ​\\ \\ + For systems that were previously installed, create a new partition and configure ''/​etc/​fstab''​ as appropriate. - **Impact:** \\ + =====Impact===== - Resizing filesystems is a common activity in cloud-hosted servers. Separate filesystem partitions may prevent successful resizing, or may require the installation of additional tools solely for the purpose of resizing operations. The use of these additional tools may introduce their own security considerations. ​\\ \\ + Resizing filesystems is a common activity in cloud-hosted servers. Separate filesystem partitions may prevent successful resizing, or may require the installation of additional tools solely for the purpose of resizing operations. The use of these additional tools may introduce their own security considerations. - **References:​** \\ + =====Reference===== ​ AJ Lewis, "LVM HOWTO",​ [[http://​tldp.org/​HOWTO/​LVM-HOWTO/​]] \\ \\ AJ Lewis, "LVM HOWTO",​ [[http://​tldp.org/​HOWTO/​LVM-HOWTO/​]] \\ \\