Network UPS Tools Cleartext Authentication

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59659


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59659

File Name: nut_plaintext_authentication.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/22/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:networkupstools:nut