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Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-031: SAP Business Objects Information Disclosure via CORBA
By exploiting this vulnerability a remote unauthenticated attacker would be able to obtain information about the system that could be used to further specialize attacks against the Business Objects platform.
Risk Level: Low
SAP BussinessObjects Edge 4.0 (Check SAP Note 1998990 for detailed information on affected releases)
Business Objects is part of the Business Intelligence platform from SAP. It has components that provide performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis and enterprise information management.
Every Business Objects installation provides a web service to interact with different platform services.
Business Objects CORBA listeners include the ability to run unauthenticated InfoStore queries via CORBA. Although some authorization is enforced, it is possible to obtain a considerable amount of information by making requests to the InfoStore via CORBA.
SAP has released SAP Note 1998990 which provide patched versions of the affected components.
The patches can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1998990.
Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related security fixes and apply them to the affected components in order to reduce business risks.
2014-01-16: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG. 2014-01-17: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability. 2014-06-10: SAP releases security patches. 2014-10-08: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory.
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