DNS Server Listed in Known Bot Database

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Synopsis :

According to a third-party database, the remote host is using
a DNS server that is listed as part of a botnet.

Description :

The remote host is using one or more DNS servers that are listed in a
public database as part of a botnet. This could cause requests for
legitimate websites and hostnames to be routed to attacker-controlled
machines. This also suggests that this host may have been

See also :


Solution :

Investigate the DNS server settings and reinstall the remote system from
scratch if appropriate.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: General

Nessus Plugin ID: 58429 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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