DHCP Server Detection

low Nessus Plugin ID 10663
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The remote DHCP server may expose information about the associated network.


This script contacts the remote DHCP server (if any) and attempts to retrieve information about the network layout.

Some DHCP servers provide sensitive information such as the NIS domain name, or network layout information such as the list of the network web servers, and so on.

It does not demonstrate any vulnerability, but a local attacker may use DHCP to become intimately familiar with the associated network.


Apply filtering to keep this information off the network and remove any options that are not in use.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 10663

File Name: dhcp.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Published: 5/5/2001

Updated: 3/6/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Vector: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information