Telnet Service START_TLS Support

info Nessus Plugin ID 51890
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The remote telnet service supports encrypting traffic.


The remote Telnet service supports the use of a 'START_TLS' option to switch from a cleartext to an encrypted communications channel.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 51890

File Name: telnet_starttls.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/7/2011

Updated: 2/24/2021

Dependencies: find_service1.nasl

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/disable_test_ssl_based_services