[Esapi-user] httpOnly flag and WebSphere

Mungo Carstairs mungo_carstairs at standardlife.com
Wed Dec 16 09:14:24 EST 2009


Hi,
Apologies if this is slightly off-topic but I think those interested 
follow this list.
Several blogs quote IBM as saying they added support for httpOnly cookies 
in WebSphere last year.
After trying and failing to get this to work for session cookies, I've had 
confirmation from IBM that this does not include cookies set server-side 
(including JSESSIONID).
All it does is provide some sort of support when the flag is set by the 
client, which as I understand it is not the main point for XSS protection.
So anyone keen to persuade them to do this properly - feel free to have 
another go!
Whether an ESAPI filter should pick this up, or alternative methods (we're 
looking at an application firewall rule) I'll leave to the experts to 
debate.
Thanks and keep up the great work!
Mungo Carstairs
Senior Systems Developer
Business Solutions
Standard Life Employee Services Limited
http://www.standardlife.com

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