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Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-020: SAP Business Objects Denial of Service via CORBA
By exploiting this vulnerability a remote unauthenticated attacker would be able to completely shut down the SAP Business Objects remotely.
Risk Level: High
BussinessObjects Edge 4.0 (Check SAP Note 2001106 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.
The CMS CORBA listener includes functions in the OSCAFactory::Session ORB that allows any user to remotely turn off that Business Objects server without authentication.
SAP has released SAP Note 2001106 which provide patched versions of the affected components.
The patches can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2001106.
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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