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Session Identifier Not Updated

SA-3279

Summary



Session Identifier Not Updated 

Error Messages



NA


Steps to Reproduce



Run AppScan Report


Root Cause



The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code/rules. 


It is possible to steal or manipulate customer session and cookies, which might be used to impersonate a legitimate user, 
allowing the hacker to view or alter user records, and to perform transactions as that user


Resolution



This issue is resolved by hotfix item
HFix-9896
Added support for HttpOnly. As the HFix contains a change to status.jsp

HFix-2290
with new portable encryption spec enabled in 5.5 GA and up, the base64-encoded string used for a pre-authentication cookie is now slightly longer than 70 characters, which caused the base64util class to add a line break near the end.  Cookies with line breaks violate the http spec because it ruins header parsing.
Added below parameter to prconfgi.xml
<env name="authentication/UsePreAuthenticationCookie" value="true"/>

 

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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