Web Server Transmits Cleartext Credentials

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote web server might transmit credentials in cleartext.

Description :

The remote web server contains several HTML form fields containing
an input of type 'password' which transmit their information to
a remote web server in cleartext.

An attacker eavesdropping the traffic between web browser and
server may obtain logins and passwords of valid users.

Solution :

Make sure that every sensitive form transmits content over HTTPS.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 26194 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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