DNS Server Version Detection

info Nessus Plugin ID 72779
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Nessus was able to obtain version information on the remote DNS server.


Nessus was able to obtain version information by sending a special TXT record query to the remote host.

Note that this version is not necessarily accurate and could even be forged, as some DNS servers send the information based on a configuration file.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 72779

File Name: dns_version.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 3/3/2014

Updated: 9/22/2020

Dependencies: dns_server.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

Vulnerability Information

Reference Information

IAVT: 0001-T-0937