Network UPS Tools Cleartext Authentication

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The UPS monitoring tool on the remote host does not support encrypted
authentication.

Description :

The remote Network UPS Tools does not support exchanging credentials
through an encrypted channel. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can
exploit this to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, intercept
credentials, and alter the settings on the UPS that the server
manages.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?fb057f01
http://www.networkupstools.org/docs/user-manual.chunked/ar01s09.html

Solution :

Enable StartTLS support on the server using the 'CERTFILE' directive.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 59659 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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