Microsoft DNS Server Version Detection

info Nessus Plugin ID 72780


Nessus was able to obtain version information on the remote Microsoft DNS server.


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


The command 'dnscmd /config /EnableVersionQuery 0' can be used to disable version queries if desired.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 72780

File Name: ms_dns_version.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 3/3/2014

Updated: 1/22/2020

Asset Inventory: true

Hardware Inventory: true

OS Identification: true

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: dns_server/version