Web Server HttpOnly Cookies Not In Use

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5799


The remote server does not adequately protect data stored with cookies


Based on the HTTP 'Cookie' header, PVS has determined that the remote server is not using the 'HttpOnly' cookie setting. By not using this setting, client side script can access the cookie. This can allow attackers to access cookies with potentially confidential data.


Configure your web server or application to use the 'HttpOnly' tag.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5799

File Name: 5799.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2011/02/23

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium