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Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-010: SAP BusinessObjects InfoView
Reflected Cross Site Scripting
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1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability a remote unauthenticated attacker would
be able to attack other users of the system.
Risk Level: Low
2. Advisory Information
- -- Public Release Date: 2014-04-28
- -- Subscriber Notification Date: 2014-04-28
- -- Last Revised: 2014-04-25
- -- Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2014-010
- -- Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00071
- -- Researcher: Willis Vandevanter
- -- Initial Base CVSS v2: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
3. Vulnerability Information
- -- Vendor: SAP
- -- Affected Components:
* SAP BusinessObjects
(Check SAP Note 1931399 for detailed information on affected releases)
- -- Vulnerability Class: Reflected Cross Site Scripting (CWE-79)
- -- Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- -- Locally Exploitable: No
- -- Authentication Required: No
- -- Original Advisory:
4. Affected Components Description
The BusinessObjects InfoView web application is part of the standard
BusinessObjects installation. It is commonly used to view reports,
dashboards, and other remotely accessible client functionality.
5. Vulnerability Details
A reflected Cross-Site scripting vulnerability exists in the InfoView
application. An attacker could send a link to a victim that when clicked
on could compromise their account.
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
SAP has released SAP Note 1931399 which provide patched versions of the
The patches can be downloaded from
Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related
security fixes and apply them to the affected components in order to
reduce business risks.
7. Report Timeline
2013-08-29: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
2013-08-30: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability.
2014-01-14: SAP releases security patches.
2014-04-28: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory.
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