HTTP Server Insecure Authentication (Basic)

info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6479
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The remote web server accepts 'Basic' credentials.


Detect server accepting credentials in plaintext.



Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 6479

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/8/2012

Updated: 2/18/2016

Dependencies: 1442

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 4/2/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/30/2012