[Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-022] SAP HANA IU5 SDK Authentication Bypass

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-08-04T00:00:00



Onapsis Security Advisory2014-022: SAP HANA IU5 SDK Authentication Bypass

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  1. Impact on Business

SAP HANA IU5 SDK Application does not enforce any authentication when it is explicitly configured. It could allow an anonymous user to access functions or information that should be restricted.

Risk Level: Medium

  1. Advisory Information

    • Public Release Date: 2014-07-29
    • Subscriber Notification Date: 2014-07-29
    • Last Revised: 2014-07-25
    • Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2014-022
    • Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-0093
    • Researcher: Sergio Abraham
    • Initial Base CVSS v2: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
  2. Vulnerability Information

    • Vendor: SAP
    • Affected Components:
    • SAP HANA Extended Application Services (Check SAP Note 1964428 for detailed information on affected releases)
    • Vulnerability Class: Improper Authentication (CWE-287)
    • Remotely Exploitable: Yes
    • Locally Exploitable: No
    • Authentication Required: No
    • Detection Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
    • BizRisk Illustration Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
    • Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2014-022
  3. Affected Components Description

SAP HANA Extended Application Services (XS) is an application server, web server and development environment for web applications within the SAP HANA System. SAP HANA XS is fully integrated with the SAP HANA Database. SAP HANA IU5 SDK Application is the User Interface Development Toolkit for HTML5 Applications. It allows users to learn, develop and test web applications in a demo environment.

  1. Vulnerability Details

SAP HANA Extend Application Services (XS) based applications can be set to have ?public? access (i.e., no authentication required). Even though this configuration is changed to ?non public? in SAP HANA IU5 SDK Application, no authentication is needed to access thus still allowing public access.

Additional 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.

  1. Solution

SAP has released SAP Note 1964428 which provides patched versions of the affected components.

The patches can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1964428.

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

  1. Report Timeline

2013-10-29: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG. 2013-10-30: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability. 2014-03-11: SAP releases security patches. 2014-07-29: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory.

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