DNS 'WPAD' Lookup Detection

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9270

Synopsis

This host is configured to automatically obtain web proxy settings via DNS.

Description

Recent traffic observed from this host indicates it is configured to automatically obtain web proxy settings from the local network.

Solution

If a WPAD server is not available, consider disabling proxy auto-detection.

See Also

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-144A

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc713344.aspx

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 9270

Family: Generic

Published: 2016/05/25

Modified: 2016/05/25

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info