NFS exported directory non-secure (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports NFS exported directories that do not use a secure mode. In secure mode, NFS uses a stronger authentication procedure to ensure that only authorized users can access the directory. Not all operating systems support an NFS secure mode. Use the name list to specify the secure options that will be checked in the NFS configuration file.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for NFS exported directory non-secure

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6403)

Title: NFS exported directory not secure

Description:The specified directory is being exported in a non-secure mode. Normal UNIX authentication (UID/GID) will be used to control access to this directory. Using a more secure authentication method will increase protection of a shared directory.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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