NFS exported directory writable by any host (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports NFS exported directories that are writable by any host. 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 writable by any host

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6364)

Title: Exported file system can be written by any host

Description:The following exported file systems grant write permissions to all systems on the export access list. This is a security problem for file systems that contain important data. You should not grant write permissions to exported file systems unless absolutely necessary. Also, you should explicitly specify each host that can NFS mount these file systems.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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