000033225 - RSA Identity Management and Governance (IMG) 6.9.1 Hidden Form Fields Vulnerability - False Positive

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Article Number000033225
Applies ToRSA Identity Management and Governance 6.9.1
Article SummaryWhile preventing display of information on the web page itself, the information submitted via hidden form fields is easily accessible, and could give an attacker valuable information that would prove helpful in escalating his attack methodology. Recommendations include not relying on hidden form fields as a security solution for any area of the web application that contains sensitive information or access to privileged functionality such as remote site administration functionality.
The greatest danger from exploitation of hidden form field design vulnerability is that the attacker will gain information that will help in orchestrating a far more dangerous attack.
Alert ImpactNot Applicable
Technical DetailsFalse positive
Technical Details ExplanationThis issue is not applicable to RSA Identity Management and Governance 6.9.1.
The scanner used here (i.e., HP WebInspect) seems to have been triggered by the presence of any hidden form fields on the page, as opposed to any sign that the hidden fields are used for security/validation/system state. The scanner flagged specifically the hidden fields that RSA Identity Management and Governance 6.9.1 uses to track the screen size and the hidden submission field, none of which are related to security/validation/system state.



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