mDNS Detection (Remote Network)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12218


It is possible to obtain information about the remote host.


The remote service understands the Bonjour (also known as ZeroConf or mDNS) protocol, which allows anyone to uncover information from the remote host such as its operating system type and exact version, its hostname, and the list of services it is running.

This plugin attempts to discover mDNS used by hosts that are not on the network segment on which Nessus resides.


Filter incoming traffic to UDP port 5353, if desired.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12218

File Name: mdns.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.26

Type: remote

Published: 2004/04/28

Updated: 2013/05/31

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N