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OL 8 must prevent files with the setuid and setgid bit set from being executed on the /boot/efi directory.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248618 OL08-00-010572 SV-248618r818648_rule Medium
The "nosuid" mount option causes the system not to execute "setuid" and "setgid" files with owner privileges. This option must be used for mounting any file system not containing approved "setuid" and "setguid" files. Executing files from untrusted file systems increases the opportunity for unprivileged users to attain unauthorized administrative access.
Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-52052r818647_chk )
For systems that use BIOS, this is Not Applicable.

Verify the /boot/efi directory is mounted with the "nosuid" option with the following command:

$ sudo mount | grep '\s/boot/efi\s'

/dev/sda1 on /boot/efi type vfat (rw,nosuid,relatime,fmask=0077,dmask=0077,codepage=437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=winnt,errors=remount-ro)

If the /boot/efi file system does not have the "nosuid" option set, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-52006r779419_fix)
Configure the "/etc/fstab" to use the "nosuid" option on the /boot/efi directory.