ISC BIND 9.x AUTHORS Map Remote Version Disclosure

info Nessus Plugin ID 10728


The remote name server can be fingerprinted.


It was possible to determine that the remote name server is running BIND 9.x by querying it for the AUTHORS map.


Change the source code to prevent fingerprinting the server.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 10728

File Name: bind_authors.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.20

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 8/23/2001

Updated: 8/16/2011

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:bind

Required KB Items: DNS/udp/53

Excluded KB Items: bind/version