Secure the USB mass storage handler to prevent it from loading by default on vRealize appliances and to prevent its use as the USB device handler with the vRealize appliances. Potential attackers can exploit this handler to install malicious software.


  1. Open the /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf file in a text editor.
  2. Ensure that the install usb-storage /bin/false line appears in the file.
  3. Save the file and close it.