Cisco IDS Plaintext Telnet Service Detection

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2584

Synopsis

The remote host passes information across the network in an insecure manner.

Description

The remote host is running Cisco IDS.
The IDS administrator has enabled the plaintext telnet service. An attacker sniffing the local network can determine the user ID and password required to administer the machine.

Solution

Ensure that telnet is required in order to administer the machine.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 2584

File Name: 2584.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2005/02/01

Modified: 2016/01/15

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low