Web Server Allows Password Auto-Completion (PCI-DSS variant)

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Synopsis :

Auto-complete is not disabled on password fields.

Description :

The remote web server contains at least HTML form field containing an
input of type 'password' where 'autocomplete' is not set to 'off'.

While this does not represent a risk to this web server per se, it
does mean that users who use the affected forms may have their
credentials saved in their browsers, which could in turn lead to a
loss of confidentiality if any of them use a shared host or their
machine is compromised at some point.

Solution :

Add the attribute 'autocomplete=off' to these fields to prevent
browsers from caching credentials.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 56306 ()

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