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Is FacesServlet vulnerable to CSRF attacks?

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Answer

Yes, FacesServlet is vulnerable to Cross Site Reference Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

ArcGIS Server Java Edition's WebADF makes explicit use of the javax.faces.webapp.FacesServlet. CSRF is a known security issue with the FacesServlet in the JSF development world. Below are two external URLs to sites that explain CSRF and possible workarounds:

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  • ArcGIS Server

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