VCEM-67-000028 - ESX Agent Manager must set the secure flag for cookies.

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The secure flag is an option that can be set by the application server when sending a new cookie to the user within an HTTP Response. The purpose of the secure flag is to prevent cookies from being observed by unauthorized parties due to the transmission of a cookie in clear text. By setting the secure flag, the browser will prevent the transmission of a cookie over an unencrypted channel. The ESX Agent Manager is configured to only be accessible over a TLS tunnel, but this cookie flag is still a recommended best practice.


Navigate to and open:


Navigate to the /<web-apps>/<session-config>/<cookie-config> node and configure it as follows:


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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001813, Rule-ID|SV-239399r674691_rule, STIG-ID|VCEM-67-000028, Vuln-ID|V-239399

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