NNTP Service STARTTLS Command Support

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The remote news service supports encrypting traffic.


The remote NNTP service supports the use of the 'STARTTLS' command to switch from a cleartext to an encrypted communications channel.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 42086

File Name: nntp_starttls.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 10/9/2009

Updated: 2/24/2021

Dependencies: find_service_3digits.nasl, doublecheck_std_services.nasl

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/disable_test_ssl_based_services