ICMP Node Information Query Information Disclosure

info Nessus Plugin ID 45399


The remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote host answers to an ICMPv6 Node Information Query and responds with its DNS name, the list of IPv4 addresses and the list of IPv6 addresses to which it is bound.

An attacker can use this information to understand how the network is architected, which may help him bypass filters.


Reconfigure the remote host so that it does not answer to these requests. Set up filters that deny ICMP packets of type 139.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 45399

File Name: icmp_niq.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 4/1/2010

Updated: 12/28/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus