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Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-025: Multiple Cross Site Scripting
Vulnerabilities in SAP HANA XS Administration Tool
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1. Impact on Business
The SAP HANA XS Administration Tool can be abused by potential
attackers, allowing them to modify displayed application content without
authorization, and to potentially obtain authentication information from
other legitimate users.
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-2014-025
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00128/129/130
- - Researcher: Will 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 HANA
(Check SAP Note 1993349 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web
Page Generation - Reflected Cross Site Scripting (CWE-9)
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: No
- - Detection Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - Original Advisory:
4. Affected Components Description
The SAP HANA XS Administration Tool is a web application used to
administer and maintain the HANA XS Engine.
5. Vulnerability Details
Functions within SAP HANA XS Administration Tool do not sufficiently
encode/filter output parameters, resulting in a reflected cross-site
scripting issue. A reflected cross-site scripting attack can be used to
non-permanently deface or modify displayed content from a Web site.
Reflected cross-site scripting can be used to steal another user's
authentication information, such as data relating to their current
session. An attacker who gains access to this data may use it to
impersonate the user and access all information with the same rights as
the target user. If an administrator is impersonated, the security of
the application may be fully compromised.
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 1993349 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
2014-03-05: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
2014-03-06: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability.
2014-04-08: SAP releases security patches.
2014-07-29: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory.
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