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ICMP domain name request Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Sends an ICMP Domain Name request

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote host answers to ICMP 'domain name' messages.

Description :

The remote host answered to an ICMP 'Domain Name Request'
as defined in RFC 1788.

Such a request is designed to obtain the DNS name of a host
based on its IP.

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Solution :

If you do not use this feature, filter out incoming ICMP packets
of type 37 and outgoing ICMP packets of type 38.

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