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DNS AXFR Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if the remote name server allows zone transfers

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote name server allows DNS zone transfers to be performed.
A zone transfer will allow the remote attacker to instantly populate
a list of potential targets. In addition, companies often use a naming
convention which can give hints as to a servers primary application
(for instance,,,, etc.).

As such, this information is of great use to a possible hacker who may use it
to gain information about the topology of your network and spot new

Solution: Restrict DNS zone transfers to only the servers that absolutely
need it.

Threat Level: Medium

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