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Recipe - Security Misconfiguration: CORS: Avoid broad settings: CorsRegistry#allowCredentials

Description:
Allowing credentials makes the application more vulnerable
Level:
warning
Language:
  • java
Tags:
  • Spring
  • security
  • framework specific
  • web
  • Spring Security
Documentation

Spring by default sets allowCredentials() to false, as it makes the application more vulnerable. Be cautious when setting CORS configurations.

Before
registry.allowCredentials(true);
After
registry.allowCredentials(false);
References
Recipe
id: scw:spring:security:cors:CorsRegistry#allowCredentials
version: 10
metadata:
  name: 'Security Misconfiguration: CORS: Avoid broad settings: CorsRegistry#allowCredentials'
  shortDescription: Allowing credentials makes the application more vulnerable
  level: warning
  language: java
  enabled: true
  descriptionFile: descriptions/AvoidbroadsettingsCorsRegistryallowCredentials.html
  tags: Spring;security;framework specific;web;Spring Security
search:
  methodcall:
    args:
      1:
        value:
          stringified: "true"
    name: allowCredentials
    type: org.springframework.web.servlet.config.annotation.CorsRegistration
availableFixes:
- name: Set to disallow credentials
  actions:
  - modifyArguments:
      rewrite:
        1: "false"