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OL 8 file systems must not execute binary files on removable media.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248622 OL08-00-010610 SV-248622r779432_rule Medium
The "noexec" mount option causes the system not to execute binary files. This option must be used for mounting any file system not containing approved binary files, as they may be incompatible. 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-52056r779430_chk )
Verify that file systems used for removable media are mounted with the "noexec" option with the following command:

$ sudo more /etc/fstab

UUID=2bc871e4-e2a3-4f29-9ece-3be60c835222 /mnt/usbflash vfat noauto,owner,ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec 0 0

If a file system found in "/etc/fstab" refers to removable media and it does not have the "noexec" option set, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-52010r779431_fix)
Configure the "/etc/fstab" to use the "noexec" option on file systems that are associated with removable media.