Web Server Uses Basic Authentication Without HTTPS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server seems to transmit credentials in cleartext.

Description :

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

An attacker eavesdropping the traffic might obtain logins and passwords
of valid users.

Solution :

Make sure that HTTP authentication is transmitted over HTTPS.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 34850 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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