Network UPS Tools Cleartext Authentication

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59659

Synopsis

The UPS monitoring tool on the remote host does not support encrypted authentication.

Description

The 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.

Solution

Enable StartTLS support on the server using the 'CERTFILE' directive.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?fb057f01

http://www.networkupstools.org/docs/user-manual.chunked/ar01s09.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59659

File Name: nut_plaintext_authentication.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2012/06/22

Modified: 2016/01/05

Dependencies: 59658

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:networkupstools:nut