[ESNC-2013-001] Privilege Escalation in SAP Healthcare Industry Solution

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-04-22T00:00:00


[ESNC-2013-001] Privilege Escalation in SAP Healthcare Industry Solution

Please refer to www.esnc.de for the original security advisory, updates and additional information.

1. Business Impact

This vulnerability allows bypassing authority checks that exist before executing a transaction. A transaction in SAP terminology is the execution of a program.

By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can also control the transaction to be executed, allowing it to obtain critical rights in the system and bypassing certain segregation of duties (SoD) restrictions.

Although this vulnerability is found in the SAP industry solution for healthcare, the functionality is also present in the SAP ERP central component (ECC 6). Thus, customers in other industries are also affected.

Risk Level: High

2. Advisory Information

-- Security Advisory ID: ESNC-2013-001 -- CVE ID: CVE-2013-3061 -- Original Security Advisory: http://www.esnc.de/sap-security-audit-and-scan-services/security-advisories/36-privilege-escalation-in-sap-is-healthcare -- Vendor Patch Date: 2012-06-12 -- Public Advisory Date: 2013-04-16 -- Researcher: Ertunga Arsal

3. Vulnerability Information

-- Vendor: SAP -- Affected Components: IS-H Industry-Specific Component Hospital -- Vulnerable Function: ISHMED-PATRED_TRANSACT_RFCCALL -- Vulnerability Class: Privilege Escalation -- CVSS v2 score by the vendor: 6.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) -- Remotely Exploitable: Yes -- Authentication Required: Yes

4. Solution

Please apply the security patch [SAP Note 1691744] supplied by the vendor. More information can be found at vendor's site:


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