Joomla! Cleartext Password Disclosure

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9152


The installed Joomla! web application does not run over TLS, leaving usernames and passwords transmitted in cleartext over HTTP.


Joomla! is an open source content management system written in PHP. When authentication and other sensitive data are not encrypted during transmission between client and server, an attacker who can sniff network traffic may use this flaw to gain unauthorized access to the administrator's web interface of this server.


Require the Joomla! web server to encrypt traffic associated with authentication or any sensitive data.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9152

Family: CGI

Published: 2016/03/23

Modified: 2018/05/18

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:joomla:joomla%21