mDNS Detection (Local Network)

info Nessus Plugin ID 66717


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 residing on the same network segment as Nessus.


Filter incoming traffic to UDP port 5353, if desired.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 66717

File Name: mdns_localnet.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.1

Type: remote

Published: 5/31/2013

Updated: 5/31/2013

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: /tmp/mdns/report