Client Data Leakage Detection (Username and Password)

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 7137
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A username and password were passed in plaintext by the remote host.


The remote HTTP client logged into a web service with what appears to be a plaintext username and password.



Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 7137

Version: 1.2

Family: Data Leakage

Published: 8/24/2014

Updated: 8/16/2018