Web Server Uses Basic Authentication over HTTPS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server seems to transmit credentials using Basic
Authentication.

Description :

The remote web server contains web pages that are protected by
'Basic' authentication over HTTPS.

While this is not in itself a security flaw, in some organizations,
the use of 'Basic' authentication is discouraged as, depending on the
underlying implementation, it may be vulnerable to account
brute-forcing or may encourage Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attacks.

Solution :

Make sure that the use of HTTP 'Basic' authentication is in line with
your organization's security policy.

Risk factor :

None

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 51080 ()

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