Authentication Success with Intermittent Failure

Info Nessus Plugin ID 117885


Nessus was able to log in to the remote host using the provided credentials, but there were intermittent authentication failures.


Nessus was able to successfully authenticate to the remote host at least once using credentials provided in the scan policy.

However, one or more plugins failed to authenticate to the remote host on the same port and protocol using the same credential set that was previously successful. This may indicate an intermittent authentication problem with the remote host, which could be caused by session rate limits, session concurrency limits, or other issues preventing consistent authentication success.

These intermittent authentication failures may have affected the results of some plugins. See plugin output for failure details.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 117885

File Name: authenticated_hosts_intermittent_failure.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: summary

Family: Settings

Published: 2018/10/02

Updated: 2019/02/28

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info