Family: NIS --> Category: infos
bootparamd service Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the presence of a RPC service
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The bootparamd RPC service is running.
It is used by diskless clients to get
the necessary information needed to
If a possible hacker uses the BOOTPARAMPROC_WHOAMI
and provides the correct address of the client,
then he will get its NIS domain back from
the server. Once the attacker discovers the NIS domain
name, it may easily get your NIS password
Solution : filter incoming traffic to prevent connections
to the portmapper and to the bootparam daemon,
or deactivate this service if you do not use it.
Threat Level: High
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