Protected Web Page Detection

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Synopsis :

Some web pages require authentication.

Description :

The remote web server requires HTTP authentication for the following
pages. Several authentication schemes are available :

- Basic is the simplest, but the credentials are sent in

- NTLM provides an SSO in a Microsoft environment, but it
cannot be used on both the proxy and the web server. It
is also weaker than Digest.

- Digest is a cryptographically strong scheme. Credentials
are never sent in cleartext, although they may still be
cracked by a dictionary attack.

Solution :


Risk factor :


Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 40665 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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