PowerDNS Unsupported Version Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87953


The remote host is running an unsupported version of PowerDNS.


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of PowerDNS running on the remote name server is 2.x or earlier. It is, therefore, no longer supported.

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 version of PowerDNS that is currently supported.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87953

File Name: powerdns_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 1/15/2016

Updated: 9/22/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:powerdns:powerdns

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, pdns/version_full, pdns/version_source

Reference Information

IAVA: 0001-A-0584