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Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-009: SAP BASIS Missing Authorization Check
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1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability an authenticated attacker will be able
to abuse of functionality that should be restricted with the objective
to leverage his / her privileges over the affected system.
Risk Level: Medium
2. Advisory Information
- -- Public Release Date: 2014-04-28
- -- Subscriber Notification Date: 2014-04-28
- -- Last Revised: 2014-04-25
- -- Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2014-009
- -- Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00068
- -- Researcher: Jordan Santarsieri
- -- Initial Base CVSS v2: 4 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
3. Vulnerability Information
- -- Vendor: SAP
- -- Affected Components:
* SAP Netweaver ABAP Application Server
(Check SAP Note 1910914 for detailed information on affected releases)
- -- Vulnerability Class: Improper Access Control (CWE-284)
- -- Remotely Exploitable: No
- -- Locally Exploitable: Yes
- -- Authentication Required: Yes
- -- Original Advisory:
4. Affected Components Description
The ABAP Help documentation and translation tools (BC-DOC-HLP) are a set
of utilities and messages that are presented to the user after he / she
performs actions on the system.
5. Vulnerability Details
It has been detected that some functionality from BC-DOC-HLP is
unrestricted. This scenario will allow an authenticated attacker to
modify help information messages allowing the execution of some ABAP
instructions with the objective to leverage the local level of permissions.
SAP has released SAP Note 1910914 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
2013-09-12: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
2012-09-13: 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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