NFS exported directory root access by any host (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports NFS exported directories that allow root access from any host on UNIX operating systems. 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 by any host

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6368)

Title: Root access available to any host

Description:The following exported file systems grant root access permission to any system. This is a security problem for file systems that contain important data. You should not provide root access to exported file systems unless you explicitly specify each host.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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