POP2 Cleartext Logins Permitted

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 George A. Theall


Synopsis :

The remote POP2 daemon allows credentials to be transmitted in clear
text.

Description :

The remote host is running a POP2 daemon that allows cleartext logins over
unencrypted connections. An attacker can uncover login names and
passwords by sniffing traffic to the POP2 daemon.

Solution :

Encrypt traffic with SSL / TLS using stunnel.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 15854 ()

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