[Onapsis Security Advisory 2011-016] SAP WebAS Malicious SAP Shortcut Generation

2011-09-20T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:27045
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-09-20T00:00:00

Description

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Onapsis Security Advisory 2011-016: SAP WebAS Malicious SAP Shortcut Generation

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1. Impact on Business

By exploiting this vulnerability, an internal or external attacker would be able to perform attacks on the Organization's users through weaknesses in the SAP system. Upon a successful exploitation, he would be able to obtain sensitive information from legitimate users through social engineering attacks and/or exploit vulnerabilities in their systems in order to take control of them

Risk Level: Medium

2. Advisory Information

    • Release Date: 2011-09-14
    • Last Revised: 2011-09-14
    • Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2011-016
    • Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00041
    • Researcher: Mariano Nunez Di Croce

3. Vulnerability Information

    • Vendor: SAP
    • Affected Components:

      • SAP Web Application Server 7.00 Patch Number 95 ( Check note 1556749 for detailed information on affected releases)
    • Vulnerability Class: Abuse of designed functionality / Parameter Injection
    • Remotely Exploitable: Yes
    • Locally Exploitable: No
    • Authentication Required: No
    • Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2011-016

4. Affected Components Description

The SAP Web Application Server provides access to many services through a Web engine, called the SAP Internet Communication Framework (ICM).

5. Vulnerability Details

The SAP Web Application Server provides access to many services through a Web engine, called the SAP Internet Communication Framework (ICM).

The SHORTCUT ICF service represents a dangerous functionality per-se, as it can be executed anonymously by malicious parties to perform client-side attacks to the organization's end-users.

Furthermore, this service contains a parameter injection vulnerability, which provides attackers with further control over the generation of the SAP shortcuts.

Further technical details about this issue are not disclosed at this moment with the purpose of providing enough time to affected customers to patch their systems and protect against the exploitation of the described vulnerability.

7. Report Timeline

    * 2011-01-25: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP.
    * 2011-01-25: SAP confirms reception of vulnerability submission.
    * 2011-04-12: SAP releases sapnote 1556749 fixing the vulnerability.
    * 2011-09-14: Onapsis releases security advisory.

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