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[Onapsis Security Advisory 2011-003] SAP WebAS ITS Mobile Start Service Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Onapsis Security Advisory 2011-003: SAP WebAS ITS Mobile Start Service Multiple Vulnerabilities
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1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability, an internal or external attacker would be able to perform attacks on the Organization's users through weaknesses in
the SAP system.
Upon a successful exploitation, he would be able to obtain sensitive information from legitimate users through social engineering attacks and/or
exploit vulnerabilities in their systems in order to take control of them.
- - Risk Level: Medium
2. Advisory Information
- - Public Release Date: 2011-04-19
- - Subscriber Notification Date: 2011-04-14
- - Last Revised: 2011-04-14
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2011-003
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00035
- - Researcher: Mariano Nuñez Di Croce
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP
- - Affected Components:
. SAP BASIS 640
. SAP BASIS 700-702
. SAP BASIS 710-730
(Check SAP Note 1512134 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: Cross-Site Scripting / Open Redirect
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: No
- - Detection Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - BizRisk Illustration Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2011-003
4. Affected Components Description
The SAP Web Application Server (WebAS) is the application platform of the SAP NetWeaver, which is the basis for the other NetWeaver components. With
the SAP Web Application Server you can implement both server-based and client-based Web applications.
5. Vulnerability Details
It has been detected that the ITS Mobile Start service suffers from input validation vulnerabilities and design weaknesses, which can be exploited to
perform XSS and arbitrary redirects attacks.
Further 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 vulnerability.
SAP has released SAP Note 1512134 which provide patched versions of the affected components.
The patches can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1512134.
Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related security fixes and apply them to the affected components in order to reduce business
7. Report Timeline
. 2010-09-22: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP.
. 2010-09-23: SAP confirms reception of vulnerability submission.
. 2011-01-11: SAP releases security patches.
. 2011-04-14: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory to Onapsis Subscribers.
. 2011-04-19: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory to security mailing lists.
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