GEN000000-SOL00020 - The nosuid option must be configured in the /etc/rmmount.conf file.


The rmmount.conf file controls the mounting of removable media on a Solaris system. Removable media is not to be trusted with privileged access, and therefore the filesystems must be mounted with the nosuid option, which prevents any executables with the setuid bit set on this filesystem from running with owner privileges.


Edit /etc/rmmount.conf and add the nosuid mount option to the configuration.

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This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Configuration Management.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.