Missing 'X-Frame-Options' Header

low Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 98060
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Missing 'X-Frame-Options' Header


Clickjacking (User Interface redress attack, UI redress attack, UI redressing) is a malicious technique of tricking a Web user into clicking on something different from what the user perceives they are clicking on, thus potentially revealing confidential information or taking control of their computer while clicking on seemingly innocuous web pages.

The server didn't return an `X-Frame-Options` header which means that this website could be at risk of a clickjacking attack.

The `X-Frame-Options` HTTP response header can be used to indicate whether or not a browser should be allowed to render a page inside a frame or iframe. Sites can use this to avoid clickjacking attacks, by ensuring that their content is not embedded into other sites.


Configure your web server to include an `X-Frame-Options` header.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 98060

Type: remote

Published: 3/31/2017

Updated: 9/7/2021

Scan Template: scan, pci, overview, config_audit

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: Tenable


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Reference Information