SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence CVE-2019-0398 Cross Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-111121
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2019-12-10T00:00:00



SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform is prone to an unspecified cross-site request-forgery vulnerability because the application fails to properly validate HTTP requests. Exploiting this issue may allow a remote attacker to perform certain unauthorized actions and gain access to the affected application. Other attacks are also possible. SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.3


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to detect and block attacks and anomalous activity such as requests containing suspicious URI sequences. Since the webserver may log such requests, review its logs regularly.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Vendor updates are available. Please see the references for more information.