VCUI-67-000004 - vSphere UI must protect cookies from XSS.

Details

Cookies are a common way to save session state over the HTTP(S) protocol. If an attacker can compromise session data stored in a cookie, they are better able to launch an attack against the server and its applications. When a cookie is tagged with the 'HttpOnly' flag, it tells the browser that this particular cookie should only be accessed by the originating server. Any attempt to access the cookie from client script is strictly forbidden.



Satisfies: SRG-APP-000001-WSR-000002, SRG-APP-000439-WSR-000154


Solution

Navigate to and open /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/conf/context.xml.

Add the following configuration to the node:

useHttpOnly='true'

Example:



Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Access Control, System and Communications Protection.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.


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