Strangely I cannot find this directory anywhere inside sites or files. There is only one in /var would that be it? I need to edit the .htaccess as it states in my reports. Also what ownership and permissions should this display?
Ok I found it in directory above /var and deleted it then created it again and set it as 755 permissions with apache ownership and placed security script in .htaccess as given in reports link.
Update: the .htaccess in files and tmp folders to create more security shut me out! I had to remove them. OKAY finally worked this out and why looking for tmp folder in first place! A status report glitch error for files and tmp folder saying needed to add security .htaccess file is BOGUS! it is a bug of some sort in 7.24 for my system Centos linux so my removing them was exactly what I needed to do after adding erroneous security updates.