NIS Server Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 10158

Synopsis

An NIS server is running on the remote host.

Description

The remote host is an NIS (Network Information Service) server. NIS is used to share usernames, passwords, and other sensitive information among the hosts claiming to be within a given NIS domain and passes this information over the network unencrypted.

Solution

Filter traffic connecting to the portmapper and to the NIS server itself.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 10158

File Name: nis_server.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.23 $

Type: remote

Family: RPC

Published: 1999/08/30

Modified: 2014/02/19

Dependencies: 10223

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: rpc/portmap