POP2 Cleartext Logins Permitted

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 George A. Theall

Synopsis :

The remote POP2 daemon allows credentials to be transmitted in

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

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 15854 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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