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HTTP Basic Authentication Enabled

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HTTP Basic Authentication Enabled

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/01/1997
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/26/2010
Modified
06/20/2013

Description

The HTTP Basic Authentication scheme is not considered to be a secure method of user authentication (unless used in conjunction with some external secure system such as TLS/SSL), as the user name and password are passed over the network as cleartext.

Solution(s)

  • use-http-basic-auth-over-tls
  • use-http-digest-auth

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