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Cookies exchanged between the Apache web server and the client, such as session cookies, must have cookie properties set to prohibit client-side scripts from reading the cookie data.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-214394 AS24-W2-000870 SV-214394r803285_rule Medium
A cookie can be read by client-side scripts easily if cookie properties are not set properly. By allowing cookies to be read by the client-side scripts, information such as session identifiers could be compromised and used by an attacker who intercepts the cookie. Setting cookie properties (i.e., HttpOnly property) to disallow client-side scripts from reading cookies better protects the information inside the cookie.
Apache Server 2.4 Windows Site Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-27


Check Text ( C-15605r803283_chk )
Verify the "session_cookie_module" module is installed.

Inspect the httpd.conf file to confirm the "session_cookie_module" is being used.

If the "session_cookie_module" module is not being used, this is a finding.

Search for the "Session" and "SessionCookieName" directives.

If "Session" is not "on" and "SessionCookieName" does not contain "httpOnly" and "secure", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-15603r803284_fix)
Set "Session" to "on".

Ensure the "SessionCookieName" directive includes "httpOnly" and "secure".