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The application server management interface must display an explicit logout message to users indicating the reliable termination of authenticated communications sessions.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000297-AS-000188
Rule ID
SV-71677r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000297-AS-000188
CCI
CCI-002364
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Providing a logout capability to the user allows the user to explicitly close a session and free those resources used during the session. If a user cannot explicitly end an application 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 inform the user that the session has been reliably closed, a logout message must be displayed to the user.

Fix Text

Configure the application server management interface to display an explicit logout message to users.

Check Content

Review application server documentation and configuration settings to determine if the application server management interface displays a logout message. If the application server management interface does not display a logout message, this is a finding.