Disable Auto-Completion Enabled for Password Fields

4 months 2 weeks ago #182733 by eyeballs
Hi Everyone!

First post. I am hosting my our limesurver survey. I did a vulnerability scan of my server and it was tagged with:

"Auto-Completion Enabled for Password Fields"

More specifically:

"The web server running on this host uses password fields that allow autocompletion
by users' browsers. This could allow a user's credentials to be stored
by the browser and subsequently exposed if the user's computer becomes
CVSSv2: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N (1.20)"


"Modify the identified page so that the password field and
the enclosing form tags have an attribute named
"autocomplete" with a value of "off".
If this is a vendor application, contact the vendor for an
updated version of the application or guidance on
addressing this issue."

Was wondering how to address this in limesurvey?

Thank you

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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #182742 by DenisChenu
I don't offer a solution, i really think this kind of advice is dumb …
Because it must be the choice of user to save his password or not …

Any attempt by any web-site to circumvent the browser's preference is wrong, that is why browsers ignore it. There is no reason known why a web-site should try to disable saving of passwords.

source : security.stackexchange.com/a/104799/63436

One another sentence i really like (maybe the most real)

possibly most importantly, forcing users to re-enter their password every time practically forces them to use a simple password - easy to remember, easy to type, probably even used on multiple websites. This obviously lowers overall security dramatically and thus poses a danger to security.

From bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=425145#c55 via security.stackexchange.com/q/49326/63436

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An error happen ? Before make a new topic : remind the Debug mode .
Last edit: 4 months 2 weeks ago by DenisChenu. Reason: One another sentence i really like
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