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Onapsis Security Advisory 2015-044: SAP HANA Remote Code Execution (SQL
1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability, an unauthenticated attacker could
completely compromise the system, and would be able to access and manage
any business-relevant information or processes.
Risk Level: Critical
2. Advisory Information
- - Public Release Date: 11/09/2015
- - Last Revised: 11/06/2015
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2015-00215
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00215
- - CVE: CVE-2015-7994
- - Researcher: Nahuel D. Snchez
- - Vendor Provided CVSS v2: 9.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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 DB 1.00.73.00.389160 (NewDB100_REL) (HANA 1.0 SPS09)
- - Vulnerability Class: Incorrect Calculation of Buffer Size (CWE-131)
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: No
- - Original Advisory:
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.
The SAP HANA Platform exposes an SQL interface to allow developers and
third party tools to access the stored information in the database.
5. Vulnerability Details
Sending a crafted packet to the SAP HANA SQL interface a remote
unauthenticated attacker could fully compromise the platform executing
arbitrary code or performing a Denial of Service rendering the platform
unavailable until the next process restart.
Implement SAP Security Note 2197428.
7. Report Timeline
* 07/08/2015: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
* 07/09/2015: SAP AG confirms having received the vulnerability report.
* 07/14/2015: SAP reports fix is In Process.
* 08/11/2015: SAP reports fix is In Process.
* 09/08/2015: SAP reports fix is In Process.
* 10/13/2015: SAP releases security note 2197428 fixing the issue.
* 11/09/2015: Onapsis releases security advisory.
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