Hydra: NNTP

High Nessus Plugin ID 15879


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


This plugin runs Hydra to find NNTP 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: 15879

File Name: hydra_nntp.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Published: 2004/12/01

Modified: 2012/07/27

Dependencies: 15868, 11033, 10159

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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