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NIS bootparamd Domain Name Disclosure

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NIS bootparamd Domain Name Disclosure



This module discloses the NIS domain name from bootparamd. You must know a client address from the target's bootparams file. Hint: try hosts within the same network range as the target.


  • pentestmonkey
  • wvu <wvu@metasploit.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/gather/nis_bootparamd_domain
msf auxiliary(nis_bootparamd_domain) > show actions
msf auxiliary(nis_bootparamd_domain) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(nis_bootparamd_domain) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(nis_bootparamd_domain) > run 

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