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I am pentesting Oracle ADF web application. One of the requests to delete some content consists of parameters like _adf.ctrl-state and javax.faces.ViewState, which seem to be random numbers, active only during one session.

I'm not sure if this prevents form CSRF attacks? I found some resources like for example this, which suggest adding aditional anti-CSRF token.

  • The viewstate might contain some kind of CSRF protection (see this for a similar discussion for ASP.NET). – Anders Oct 23 '17 at 14:13
  • Can't really say more than that without more information. I'd say your best bet is just to try and see if it works. – Anders Oct 23 '17 at 14:14
  • I've seen similar things which I felt were CSRF tokens but were instead a weird request and session identifier for bug/issue resolution. Usually devs who know what they're doing and why they're doing it call it what it is: a csrf_token – Sirens Oct 26 '17 at 5:26

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