ICMP Domain Name Request

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host answers to ICMP 'domain name' messages.

Description :

The remote host answered to an ICMP 'Domain Name Request'
as defined in RFC 1788.

Such a request is designed to obtain the DNS name of a host
based on its IP.

See also :


Solution :

If you do not use this feature, filter out incoming ICMP packets
of type 37 and outgoing ICMP packets of type 38.

Risk factor :


Family: General

Nessus Plugin ID: 20887 (icmp_domain_name.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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