DNS Server BIND version Directive Remote Version Detection

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Synopsis :

It is possible to obtain the version number of the remote DNS server.

Description :

The remote host is running BIND or another DNS server that reports its
version number when it receives a special request for the text
'version.bind' in the domain 'chaos'.

This version is not necessarily accurate and could even be forged, as
some DNS servers send the information based on a configuration file.

Solution :

It is possible to hide the version number of BIND by using the
'version' directive in the 'options' section in named.conf.

Risk factor :

None

Family: DNS

Nessus Plugin ID: 10028 (bind_version.nasl)

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