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V-57403

The application server management interface must provide a logout capability for user-initiated communication session.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000296-AS-000201
Rule ID
SV-71675r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000296-AS-000201
CCI
CCI-002363
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

If a user cannot explicitly end an application server management interface session, the session may remain open and be exploited by an attacker; this is referred to as a zombie session. The attacker will then have access to the application server management functions without going through the user authentication process. To prevent this type of attack, the application server management interface must close user sessions when defined events are met and provide a logout function for users to explicitly close the session and free resources that were in use by the user.

Fix Text

Configure the application server management interface to provide a logout capability for the users.

Check Content

Review application server documentation and configuration settings to determine if the application server management interface provides a logout capability. If the application server management interface does not provide a logout capability, this is a finding.