Knot DNS Server Version Detection

info Nessus Plugin ID 76798
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Nessus was able to obtain version information on the remote Knot DNS server.


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


Version reporting may be disabled by setting the 'version' attribute to 'off' in the 'system' statement of the Knot DNS configuration file.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 76798

File Name: knot_dns_version.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 7/25/2014

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: dns_version.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:cz.nic:knot_dns

Required KB Items: dns_server/version