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BUG REPORT: possible security issue due to partition mounting weakness


Article ID: 158826


Updated On:


Encryption Management Server Gateway Email Encryption


On Symantec Encryption Management Server the /boot partition is not mounted with the "nodev" flag. For security reasons it is recommended to set this flag.

A vulnerability scanner might report:

The following issues were discovered: /boot partition does not have 'nodev'


The /boot partition is not mounted with "nodev" flag.


This potential security issue is resolved in 3.3.1 MP1.

Please contact technical support if a workaround for previous versions is required until the server can be upgraded.

Applies To

PGP Universal Server or Symantec Encryption Management Server below version 3.3.1 MP1.