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The remote Telnet server transmits traffic in cleartext.
The remote host is running a Telnet server over an unencrypted
Using Telnet over an unencrypted channel is not recommended as logins,
passwords, and commands are transferred in cleartext. This allows a
remote, man-in-the-middle attacker to eavesdrop on a Telnet session to
obtain credentials or other sensitive information and to modify
traffic exchanged between a client and server.
SSH is preferred over Telnet since it protects credentials from
eavesdropping and can tunnel additional data streams such as an X11
Disable the Telnet service and use SSH instead.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
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