Use of GET request method with sensitive query strings (password)


The user’s password was identified in the request URL. Passwords should never be sent in GET requests as they maybe captured by proxy systems, stored in browser history, or stored in log files. If an attacker were to get access to these logs or logging systems, they would be able to gain access to the target account.


Passwords should never be sent in GET requests. When authenticating users or requesting users reset their passwords, always use POST requests to transmit sensitive data.


ID Aggregated CWE Type Risk
598.2 true 598 Passive Medium