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Security scans flag NFS mountd operating on a non-reserved port (Doc ID 1001905.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 06, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 to 11.2 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
All Platforms

Symptoms

 A security scanner run on a Solaris system reports:

Medium - MountdReserved: NFS mount daemon operating on a non-reserved port

The mountd daemon is running over a non-reserved port.  This daemon is probably vulnerable to port hijacking and should be moved to a reserved port.
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The exact wording of the message depends on the security scanner product / vendor.

Cause

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