Network UPS Tools Cleartext Authentication
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59659
SynopsisThe UPS monitoring tool on the remote host does not support encrypted authentication.
DescriptionThe remote Network UPS Tools does not support exchanging credentials through an encrypted channel. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, intercept credentials, and alter the settings on the UPS that the server manages.
SolutionEnable StartTLS support on the server using the 'CERTFILE' directive.