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Onapsis Security Advisory 2015-024-040: SAP HANA TrexNet Vulnerabilities
1. Impact on Business
By exploiting these vulnerabilities, an unauthenticated attacker could
execute arbitrary operating system commands, gaining full control of the
HANA platform; read, write and delete sensitive business information or
perform a denial of service by completely shutting down the SAP HANA
Risk Level: Critical
2. Advisory Information
- - Public Release Date: 11/09/2015
- - Last Revised: 11/09/2015
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2015-024-040
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00188 - 00191, 00193 - 00202]
- - CVE: CVE-2015-7828
- - Researcher: Juan Perez-Etchegoyen, Sergio Abraham, Nahuel D. Snchez
- - Vendor Provided CVSS v2: 6.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
- - Onapsis CVSS v2: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
- - Onapsis CVSS v3: 9.8 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP AG
- - Affected Components:
- SAP HANA Database 1.00 SPS10 or lower
- - Vulnerability Class: Missing Authentication for Critical Function
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: No
- - Original Advisories Available at:
4. Affected Components Description
SAP HANA is a platform for real-time business. It combines database, data
processing, and application platform
capabilities in-memory. The platform provides libraries for predictive,
planning, text processing, spatial
and business analytics.
5. Vulnerability Details
Using the multiple methods available in the TrexNet protocol, a remote
unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary operating system commands,
python modules, read, write and delete files and directories, read
environment information and also completely shut down the SAP HANA
instance. The attacker could also send TMS queries to the NameSever
component, which could allow him to retrieve technical information of the
remote system such as configuration files. All methods are executed with
the <sid>adm user. To perform these actions, the attacker only needs to be
able to send a crafted packet to any of the following ports (Being NN the
instance number of the SAP HANA Application Server):
The methods available are: fcopydir, fmkdir, frmdir, getenv, dumpenv,
fcopy, fput, fdel, fmove, fget, fappend, fdir, getTraces, kill, pexec,
Implement the steps described in SAP Security Note 2165583.
7. Report Timeline
* 04/02/2015: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
* 04/03/2015: SAP AG confirms reception of vulnerability report.
* 04/14/2015: SAP reports fix is In Process.
* 05/12/2015: SAP reports fix is In Process.
* 06/09/2015: SAP reports fix is In Process.
* 07/14/2015: SAP reports fix is In Process.
* 08/11/2015: SAP releases SAP Security Note 2165583 fixing the
* 11/09/2015: Onapsis Releases Security Advisory.
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