[nycphp-talk] session validation between http requests
jcampbell1 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 22:02:55 EDT 2009
On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 3:35 AM, Konstantin Rozinov<krozinov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any ideas, comments, or suggestions would be greatly welcomed!
For improved security, you should not do:
> header('Location: /logout');
but rather invalidate the session right there. Your code relies on
the attacker actually following redirects to unset the session.
People who hijack sessions don't follow redirects.
I did a test to see if this would actually be valuable, and from my
access log file the most common user agent only had 3% of the traffic,
so I think there is some value to this approach. I think 'httponly'
cookies is probably a better XSS attack mitigation strategy in the
long run (though there is no reason you can't do both).
In php 5.2+ the option is:
It is supported by FF 3+, IE7+, and Safari 4+
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