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tc Server VCAC must set the useHttpOnly parameter.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240871 VRAU-TC-000895 SV-240871r879810_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. As a Tomcat derivative, tc Server contains a Context object, which represents a web application running within a particular virtual host. One of the configurable parameters of the Context object will prevent the tc Server cookies from being accessed by JavaScript from another site.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x tc Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-03


Check Text ( C-44104r674355_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

grep useHttpOnly /etc/vcac/context.xml

If the value of "useHttpOnly" is not set to "true" or is missing, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-44063r674356_fix)
Navigate to and open /etc/vcac/context.xml.

Navigate to the node.

Add the 'useHttpOnly="true"' setting to the node.

Note: The node should be configured per the following: