Earlier a JIRA ticket has been raised regarding this issue with reference to that ticket (Reference: GHS-65913) our corporate security team came up with the below recommendations to do the configuration changes in JIRA application. I want to know whether the below changes are feasible to do in the application.
Kindly let me know which needs to be done in application and which to be done in server side.
PS: Our JIRA maintenance is expired and the current version is 7.1.4.
Expecting your response as early as possible.
Server Version disclosure
Knowing the version and type of a running web server allows testers to determine known vulnerabilities and the appropriate exploits to use during testing.
Remove the server name, its version/type from the HTTP Response headers.
The application must handle all errors and must not display any debug information or verbose messages thus revealing sensitive parameters
Disable Stack/trace methods.
Apache Tomcat Error message
Apache Tomcat Error message is obtained. These can reveal various kinds information depending on the type of error.
Create custom error pages without exposing server/application related information.
X-Frame options not set
X-Frame-Options header is not included in the HTTP response to protect against 'Click Jacking' attacks.
X-Frame Options header: SAMEORIGIN
Web Browser XSS Protection Not Enabled
The X-XSS-Protection HTTP response header allows the web server to enable or disable the web browser's XSS protection mechanism.
Ensure that the web browser's XSS filter is enabled, by setting the X-XSS-Protection HTTP response header to '1'.
Cookie without HTTPOnly, secure flag set
When a cookie is set with the secure, HTTPOnly flag, it instructs the browser: cookie can only be accessed by the server and not by client-side scripts. This is an important security protection
Of session cookies.
o Ensure you have mod_headers.so enabled in Apache instance
o Add following entry in httpd.conf
Header edit Set-Cookie ^(.*)$ $1;HttpOnly;Secure
Restart Apache Web Server
Auto completed enabled
AUTOCOMPLETE attribute is not disabled in HTML FORM/INPUT element containing password type input. Passwords may be stored in browsers and retrieved.
Set AUTOCOMPLETE to “off” in all forms.
Uploaded files may pose a significant risk if not handled correctly. A remote attacker could send a multipart/form-data POST request with a specially-crafted filename or mime type and execute arbitrary code.
Restrict file types accepted for upload: check the file extension and only allow certain files to be uploaded. Use a whitelist approach instead of a blacklist. Check for double extensions such as .php.png. Check for files without a filename like .htaccess (on ASP.NET, check for configuration files like web.config). Change the permissions on the upload folder so the files within it are not executable. If possible, rename the files that are uploaded.
Enable HTTPS over the URL
User credentials are transmitted over an unencrypted channel. This information should always be transferred via an encrypted channel (HTTPS) to avoid being intercepted by malicious users. Touch base with the NSS Team for the same.
Raise a GSD ticket using below category in GSD - NSS – DCS for enabling HTTPS over the URL.
Wintel-Development --> Web --> Installations
High – GSD Ticket has been raised and in WIP
Cross Site Scripting
Filter metacharacters from all user input fields.
User whitelisting approach to accept user input characters.
High – Java 8 is installed on the server. How to verify the Java versions 1.8.24 & 1.7.2
Login page password guessing attack
This login page doesn't have any protection against password-guessing attacks (brute force attacks).
It's recommended to implement some type of account lockout after a defined number of incorrect password attempts
Low – This is resolved
This looks like an auto-generated security scan that's been done on a non-configured JIRA, and some of them on a system that isn't even JIRA, and then read by someone who doesn't know what they are doing.
You can fix 11 and possibly improve some stuff on 10 and 2 - renew your licence and upgrade to a later version. The other concerns you have are all network or proxy server related stuff. Not bad suggestions, but made by a team that don't really understand what they're doing judging by the comments makes me somewhat skeptical
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