[Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-025] Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in SAP HANA XS Administration Tool

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



Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-025: Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in SAP HANA XS Administration Tool

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  1. Impact on Business

The SAP HANA XS Administration Tool can be abused by potential attackers, allowing them to modify displayed application content without authorization, and to potentially obtain authentication information from other legitimate users.

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-2014-025
    • Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00128/129/130
    • Researcher: Will Vandevanter
    • Initial Base CVSS v2: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
  2. Vulnerability Information

    • Vendor: SAP
    • Affected Components:
  3. SAP HANA (Check SAP Note 1993349 for detailed information on affected releases)

    • Vulnerability Class: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation - Reflected Cross Site Scripting (CWE-9)
    • Remotely Exploitable: Yes
    • Locally Exploitable: No
    • Authentication Required: No
    • Detection Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
    • Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2014-025
  4. Affected Components Description

The SAP HANA XS Administration Tool is a web application used to administer and maintain the HANA XS Engine.

  1. Vulnerability Details

Functions within SAP HANA XS Administration Tool do not sufficiently encode/filter output parameters, resulting in a reflected cross-site scripting issue. A reflected cross-site scripting attack can be used to non-permanently deface or modify displayed content from a Web site.

Reflected cross-site scripting can be used to steal another user's authentication information, such as data relating to their current session. An attacker who gains access to this data may use it to impersonate the user and access all information with the same rights as the target user. If an administrator is impersonated, the security of the application may be fully compromised.

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 1993349 which provides patched versions of the affected components.

The patches can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1993349.

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

2014-03-05: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG. 2014-03-06: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability. 2014-04-08: SAP releases security patches. 2014-07-29: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory.

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