Ensure a method attribute is on a form tag in html

Please follow this template to help us specify this new rule:
The rule should ensure that from tags in HTML, CSHTML, etc. has a method attribute with a valid HTTP verb.
The problem that can occur if this is not done is the default method for for a form is a GET, that means the form data is concatenated into a query string and sent to the server. As a result, PPI could then be stored in analytics tools like Google Analytics, a potential breach of GDPR.

Non compliant code:

<form> 
...
</form>

Compliant code:

<form method="POST"> 
...
</form>
  • external references and/or language specifications
  • type : Vulnerability, Security Hotspot
  • tags: html

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Hello @Carpentweet, welcome to our community.

Thank you for the suggestion, it indeed looks like a valid use-case to me. We will discuss it internally and let you know if creating this rule fits on our roadmap.

Cheers,

Gyula

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