Vulnerability Details

User Mountable NFS shares

Published: 2008-10-24 18:15:31

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
It is possible to access the remote NFS shares without having root privileges.

Technical Details:
Some of the NFS shares exported by the remote server could be mounted by the scanning host. An attacker may exploit this problem to gain read (and possibly write) access to files on remote host. Note that root privileges were not required to mount the remote shares. That is, the source port to mount the shares was bigger than 1024.

Recommendations:
Configure NFS on the remote host so that only authorized hosts can mount the remote shares. The remote NFS server should prevent mount requests originating from a non-privileged port.

Solution Type:
Mitigation

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2008-10-24
Modified
2018-10-24
Category
Remote file access

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