Hydra: IMAP

high Nessus Plugin ID 15876


It may be possible to determine IMAP passwords through brute force.


This plugin runs Hydra to find IMAP accounts and passwords by brute force.

To use this plugin, enter the 'Logins file' and the 'Passwords file' under the 'Hydra (NASL wrappers options)' advanced settings block.


Change the passwords for the affected accounts.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15876

File Name: hydra_imap.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: remote

Published: 12/1/2004

Updated: 5/1/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: No cve available for this vulnerability.


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: manual

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Secret/hydra/passwords_file, /tmp/hydra/force_run, Secret/hydra/logins_file