NFS exported directory root access (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports the names of hosts that have root access to NFS exported directories. Use the file list to exclude directories from the check. Specify full path names in the file list.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for NFS exported directory root access

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6369)

Title: Root access check for exported file systems

Description:The following exported file systems grant root access permission to the listed remote systems. This grants privileged users on the remote systems privileged access to the exported file system. This is a security problem if any system on the remote systems list is a known security risk. This is also a security problem if any system on the list is an unknown system. You should carefully review the list of remote systems. Remove any system that should not be granted root access to these file systems.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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