NIS passwd.byname Map Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 12238

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Synopsis

The remote service is vulnerable to information disclosure

Description

This script fetches the remote NIS 'passwd.byname' map, provided that the NIS domain name could be obtained.

Solution

Disable NIS if it is not required.

See Also

http://securitydigest.org/zardoz/archive/211

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12238

File Name: nis_get_passwd_map.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Family: RPC

Published: 5/13/2004

Updated: 8/13/2018

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: RPC/NIS/domain

Exploited by Nessus: true