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Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-024: Hard-coded Username in SAP FI
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1. Impact on Business
SAP FI Manager Self-Service contains a hard-coded username which could
allow a user to access functions or information that should be restricted.
Risk Level: Medium
2. Advisory Information
- - Public Release Date: 2014-07-29
- - Subscriber Notification Date: 2014-07-29
- - Last Revised: 2014-07-25
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2014-024
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00079
- - Researcher: Sergio Abraham
- - Initial Base CVSS v2: 6.0 (AV:N/AC:M/AU:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP
- - Affected Components:
- SAP FI Manager Self-Service
(Check SAP Note 1929473 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: Use of Hard-coded credentials (CWE-798)
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: Yes (single)
- - Detection Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - Original Advisory:
4. Affected Components Description
SAP FI Manager Self-Service allows management employees to perform their
tasks and decision processes using different services and applications
in a central location.
5. Vulnerability Details
The program code contains a hard-coded user name that changes the
system's behavior if that user is successfully authenticated. The user
may obtain additional information that should not be displayed.
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 1929473 which provides 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.
2014-04-18: SAP releases security patches.
2014-07-29: Onapsis notifies public availability of security advisory.
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