STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 2 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system must disable the file system automounter unless required.

DISA Rule

SV-86609r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-71985

Group Title

SRG-OS-000114-GPOS-00059

Rule Version

RHEL-07-020110

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the operating system to disable the ability to automount devices.

Turn off the automount service with the following commands:

# systemctl stop autofs
# systemctl disable autofs

If "autofs" is required for Network File System (NFS), it must be documented with the ISSO.

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Verify the operating system disables the ability to automount devices.

Check to see if automounter service is active with the following command:

# systemctl status autofs
autofs.service - Automounts filesystems on demand
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/autofs.service; disabled)
Active: inactive (dead)

If the "autofs" status is set to "active" and is not documented with the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) as an operational requirement, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-71985

Documentable

False

Rule Version

RHEL-07-020110

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the operating system disables the ability to automount devices.

Check to see if automounter service is active with the following command:

# systemctl status autofs
autofs.service - Automounts filesystems on demand
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/autofs.service; disabled)
Active: inactive (dead)

If the "autofs" status is set to "active" and is not documented with the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) as an operational requirement, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2777

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