Unsupported Microsoft DNS Server Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 74496
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The remote host is running an unsupported version of Microsoft DNS server.


Nessus detected a version of Microsoft DNS server listening on the remote host that belongs to an unsupported version of Windows.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.


Upgrade to a supported version of Microsoft Windows.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 74496

File Name: ms_dns_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 6/12/2014

Updated: 9/22/2020

Dependencies: ms_dns_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:microsoft:dns_server

Required KB Items: ms_dns/version

Reference Information

IAVA: 0001-A-0613