NFS Exported Share Information Disclosure

critical Nessus Plugin ID 11356


It is possible to access NFS shares on the remote host.


At least one of the NFS shares exported by the remote server could be mounted by the scanning host. An attacker may be able to leverage this to read (and possibly write) files on remote host.


Configure NFS on the remote host so that only authorized hosts can mount its remote shares.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11356

File Name: nfs_mount.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Family: RPC

Published: 3/12/2003

Updated: 8/30/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-1999-0554

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: rpc/portmap, nfs/exportlist

Excluded KB Items: nfs/noshares

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/1/1985

Exploitable With

Metasploit (NFS Mount Scanner)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0170, CVE-1999-0211, CVE-1999-0554