XMPP Cleartext Authentication

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87736


The remote host is running a service that allows cleartext authentication.


The remote Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) service supports one or more authentication mechanisms that allow credentials to be sent in the clear.


Disable cleartext authentication mechanisms in the XMPP configuration.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87736

File Name: xmpp_plaintext_authentication.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2016/01/05

Modified: 2016/01/05

Dependencies: 25342

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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