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Vulnerability Assessment Details

The remote portmapper forwards NFS requests

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the portmapper proxying NFS

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote RPC portmapper forwards NFS requests made to it.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to make NFS mount requests which will appear
to come from localhost and therefore override the ACLs set up for NFS.

Solution : Upgrade your portmapper to a newer version
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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