Web Application Session Cookies Not Marked Secure

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Synopsis :

HTTP session cookies may be sent in clear text.

Description :

The remote web application uses cookies to track authenticated users.
However, there are instances where the application is running over
unencrypted HTTP or the cookie(s) are not marked 'secure', meaning
the browser could send them back over an unencrypted link under
certain circumstances.

As a result, it may be possible for a remote attacker to intercept
these cookies.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?916b20e4

Solution :

- Host the web application on a server that only provides SSL (HTTPS).

- Mark all cookies as 'secure'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 49218 (http_insecure_session_cookie.nasl)

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