GET for POST

Type: Active Scan

Risk: Informational

Description

A request that was originally observed as a POST was also accepted as a GET. This issue does not represent a security weakness unto itself, however, it may facilitate simplification of other attacks. For example if the original POST is subject to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), then this finding may indicate that a simplified (GET based) XSS may also be possible.

Solution

Ensure that only POST is accepted where POST is expected.

CWE: 16

WASC: 20

Code

Last updated: 2020-04-30 16:12:39.623Z