Your website is vulnerable because the
CSRF_COOKIE_SECURE setting is not set - so hackers have an easier time stealing your CSRF cookies on HTTP connections, allowing them to circumvent your CSRF protection.
CsrfMiddleware marks the CSRF cookie as secure when
CSRF_COOKIE_SECURE = True, to make the browser only send cookie over secure HTTPS connection.
Cookies sent over insecure HTTP are unencrypted, so hackers can steal the CSRF cookie using a packet sniffer - allowing them to use it to trick the browser into thinking a request on their website was performed on your website by the logged a user.-.
So in practice, do this
import os MIDDLEWARE = [ 'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware', ... ] # allow it to be turned off in local dev env. CSRF_COOKIE_SECURE = os.getenv('CSRF_COOKIE_SECURE', True)
Instead of this
MIDDLEWARE = [ 'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware', ... ]
Django Doctor will run this check by default. No configuration is needed but the check can be turned on/off using check code
missing-csrf-secure in your pyproject.toml file.