Bug 1120260 - Use response header X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff to prevent MIME sniffing
Summary: Use response header X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff to prevent MIME sniffing
Alias: None
Product: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
Classification: JBoss
Component: Web
Version: 6.3.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: EAP 6.4.0
Assignee: Rémy Maucherat
QA Contact: Michael Cada
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-16 14:49 UTC by Radim Hatlapatka
Modified: 2019-08-19 12:44 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2019-08-19 12:44:59 UTC
Type: Enhancement

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revok detailed report (174.56 KB, text/html)
2014-07-16 14:49 UTC, Radim Hatlapatka
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Description Radim Hatlapatka 2014-07-16 14:49:37 UTC
Created attachment 918445 [details]
revok detailed report

If a MIME type mismatch is found and nosniff header is missing, it increases chances of getting exposed to XSS attacks. Some browsers will automatically switch to using an interpreter for the real content type. This increases exposure to XSS attack.

To mitigate chances of exposing it define response header X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff or make sure MIME type mismatch not exist

For details see revok report in attachment

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