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AAAA addresses must not be configured in a zone for hosts that are not IPv6 aware.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-259361 WDNS-22-000032 SV-259361r945267_rule Medium
DNS is only responsible for resolving a domain name to an IP address. Applications and operating systems are responsible for processing the IPv6 or IPv4 record that may be returned. A denial of service could easily be implemented for an application that is not IPv6 aware. When the application receives an IP address in hexadecimal, it is up to the application/operating system to decide how to handle the response. Combining both IPv6 and IPv4 records into the same domain can lead to application problems that are beyond the scope of the DNS administrator.
Microsoft Windows Server Domain Name System (DNS) Security Technical Implementation Guide 2024-01-09


Check Text ( C-63100r939786_chk )
Log on to the DNS server using the Domain Admin or Enterprise Admin account or Local Administrator account.

Press the Windows key + R and execute "dnsmgmt.msc".

On the opened DNS Manager snap-in from the left pane, expand the server name for the DNS server and then expand "Forward Lookup Zones".

From the expanded list, select each zone and examine the host record entries. The third column titled "Data" will display the IP.

Determine if any contain both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

If any hostnames contain both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, confirm with the system administrator that the actual hosts are IPv6 aware.

If any zones contain hosts with both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses but are determined to be non-IPv6 aware, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-63008r939787_fix)
Remove any IPv6 records for hosts that are not IPv6 aware.