This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
HTTP session cookies may be transmitted in cleartext.
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
As a result, it may be possible for a remote attacker to intercept
See also :
- 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
Family: Web Servers
Nessus Plugin ID: 49218 (http_insecure_session_cookie.nasl)
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