NIS passwd.byname Map Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12238


The remote service is vulnerable to information disclosure


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


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12238

File Name: nis_get_passwd_map.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: remote

Family: RPC

Published: 2004/05/13

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 12237

Risk Information

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

Reference Information

OSVDB: 57734