[Onapsis Security Advisory 2010-007] SAP Management Console Multiple Denial of Service

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-10-05T00:00:00



Onapsis Security Advisory 2010-007: SAP Management Console Multiple Denial of Service

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1. Impact on Business

By exploiting this vulnerability, an unauthenticated internal or external attacker would be able remotely disrupt the main management interface of the Organization's SAP systems.

This would result in the impossibility of performing remote maintenance of the SAP landscape, forcing administrators to invest effort into restoring the system to its original state.

    • Risk Level: High

2. Advisory Information

    • Public Release Date: 2010-09-29
    • Subscriber Notification Date: 2010-09-22
    • Last Revised: 2010-09-22
    • Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2010-007
    • Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00008, ONAPSIS-00009
    • Researcher: Jordan Santarsieri

3. Vulnerability Information

    • Vendor: SAP
    • Affected Components:

      . SAP KERNEL RELEASE 6.40 . SAP KERNEL RELEASE 7.00 . SAP KERNEL RELEASE 7.10 (Check SAP Notes 1469804 and 1151410 for detailed information on affected releases)

    • Vulnerability Class: Null-pointer dereference
    • Remotely Exploitable: Yes
    • Locally Exploitable: Yes
    • Authentication Required: No
    • Module Available in Onapsis X1: Yes
    • Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2010-007

4. Affected Components Description

The SAP Management Console (SAP MC) provides a common framework for centralized system management. It allows users to monitor and perform basic administration tasks on the SAP system centrally, thus simplifying system administration. Through this component, administrators can start, stop and restart instances, monitor system alerts, display log and trace files, etc.

This service is enabled by default in every SAP system.

5. Vulnerability Details

The SAP MC component fails to process malformed requests, resulting in a Denial of Service condition due to the fact that the affected service is crashed.

Onapsis is not distributing technical details about this issue to the general public at this moment in order to provide enough time to affected customers to patch their systems and protect against the exploitation of the described vulnerability.

6. Solution

SAP has released SAP Notes 1469804 and 1151410, which provide patched versions of the affected components.

The patches can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1469804 and https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1151410

Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related security fix and apply it to the affected components in order to reduce business risks.

7. Report Timeline

    . 2009-12-17: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP.
    . 2009-12-18: SAP confirms reception of vulnerability submission.
    . 2010-08-17: SAP states that one of the reported issues has already been fixed in note 1151410. The other issue will be fixed through note 1469804.
    . 2010-09-14: SAP releases security patches.
    . 2010-09-22: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory to Onapsis Subscribers.
    . 2010-09-29: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory to security mailing lists.

About Onapsis Research Labs

Onapsis is continuously investing resources in the research of the security of business critical systems and applications.

With that objective in mind, a special unit - the Onapsis Research Labs - has been developed since the creation of the company. The experts involved in this special team lead the public research trends in this matter, having discovered and published many of the public security vulnerabilities in these platforms.

The outcome of this advanced and cutting-edge research is continuously provided to the Onapsis Consulting and Development teams, improving the quality of our solutions and enabling our customers to be protected from the latest risks to their critical business information.

Furthermore, the results of this research projects are usually shared with the general security and professional community, encouraging the sharing of information and increasing the common knowledge in this field.

About Onapsis

Onapsis is the leading provider of solutions for the security of ERP and business-critical systems and applications. Through different innovative products and services, Onapsis helps its global customers to effectively increase the security level of their core business platforms, protecting their information and decreasing financial fraud risks.

Onapsis is built upon a team of world-renowned experts in the SAP security field, with several years of experience in the assessment and protection of critical platforms in world-wide customers, such as Fortune-500 companies and governmental entities.

Our star product, Onapsis X1, enables our customers to perform automated Security & Compliance Audits, Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests over their SAP platform, helping them enforce compliance requirements, decrease financial fraud risks an reduce audit costs drastically.

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Copyright (c) 2010 Onapsis SRL. All rights reserved. This advisory may be distributed as long as its distribution is free-of-charge and proper credit is given.

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