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Possible User ID and Password Sent Within a Web Form (GET)

Info

Synopsis

The remote web client posted a form with what appears to be an embedded user ID and password.

Description

The remote web client posted a form with what appears to be an embedded user ID and password. You should manually verify that confidential data is not being leaked from the network.

Solution

Ensure that confidential data is not passed via plaintext form fields. Use SSL for any type of authentication. Also, you should consider forcing the use of POST versus GET on web forms. Note: PVS only reports on the first occurence of this item on a web server. Parse your entire web source for similar occurrences.