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[Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-021] SAP HANA XS Missing encryption in form-based authentication
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Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-021: SAP HANA XS Missing encryption in
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1. Impact on Business
SAP HANA XS does not enforce any encryption in the form based
could allow an anonymous user to get information such as valid
network traffic, gaining access into the system.
Risk Level: Low
2. Advisory Information
- - Public Release Date: 2014-07-29
- - Subscriber Notification Date: 2014-07-29
- - Last Revised: 2014-07-25
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2014-021
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-0094
- - Researcher: Sergio Abraham, Manuel Muradas
- - Initial Base CVSS v2: 2.9 (AV:A/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP
- - Affected Components:
- - SAP HANA Extended Application Services (Check SAP Note 1963932 for
detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: No
- - Detection Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - Original Advisory:
4. Affected Components Description
SAP HANA Extended Application Services (XS) is an application server,
web server and
development environment for web applications within the SAP HANA System.
SAP HANA XS
is fully integrated with the SAP HANA Database.
5. Vulnerability Details
SAP HANA Extend Application Services (XS) based applications can be set
to be ?form based
authentication? access using SSL. When this configuration is set, the
mechanism does not properly enforce the required level of encryption.
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 1963932 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
2013-10-29: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
2013-10-30: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability.
2014-03-11: SAP releases security patches.
2014-07-29: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory.
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