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NIS maps must be protected through hard-to-guess domain names.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240431 VRAU-SL-000550 SV-240431r671034_rule Medium
The use of hard-to-guess NIS domain names provides additional protection from unauthorized access to the NIS directory information.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43664r671032_chk )
If the SLES for vRealize does not use NIS or NIS+, this is not applicable.

Check the domain name for NIS maps:

# domainname

If the name returned is simple to guess, such as the organization name, building or room name, etc., this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43623r671033_fix)
Change the NIS domain name to a value difficult to guess. Consult vendor documentation for the required procedure.