Uninstall the nis package


The support for Yellowpages should not be installed unless it is required.


NIS is the historical SUN service for central account management, more and more replaced by LDAP. NIS does not support efficiently security constraints, ACL, etc. and should not be used.


Shell script

The following script can be run on the host to remediate the issue.


# CAUTION: This remediation script will remove nis
#	   from the system, and may remove any packages
#	   that depend on nis. Execute this
#	   remediation AFTER testing on a non-production
#	   system!

DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get remove -y "nis"

Ansible playbook

The following playbook can be run with Ansible to remediate the issue.

- name: Ensure nis is removed
    name: nis
    state: absent
  - disable_strategy
  - low_complexity
  - low_disruption
  - low_severity
  - no_reboot_needed
  - package_nis_removed