NFS portmapper localhost Mount Request Restricted Host Access

high Nessus Plugin ID 11358


The remote service is vulnerable to an access control breach.


The remote RPC portmapper forwards NFS requests made to it.

An attacker may use this flaw to make NFS mount requests which will appear to come from localhost and therefore override the ACLs set up for NFS.


Contact your vendor for the appropriate patches.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11358

File Name: nfs_portmap.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: remote

Family: RPC

Published: 3/12/2003

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:sun:sunos

Required KB Items: rpc/portmap

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/1991

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0168