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[Onapsis Security Advisory 2015-007] SAP HANA Log Injection Vulnerability

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Onapsis Security AdvisoryONAPSIS-2015-007: SAP HANA Log Injection

1. Impact on Business

Under certain conditions the SAP HANA XS engine is vulnerable to
arbitrary log
injection, allowing remote authenticated attackers to write arbitrary
information in log files.
This could be used to corrupt log files or add fake content misleading
an administrator.

Risk Level: Medium

2. Advisory Information

- - Public Release Date: 2015-05-27
- - Subscriber Notification Date: 2015-05-27
- - Last Revised: 2015-05-27
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2015-007
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00140
- - CVE: CVE-2015-3994
- - Researcher: Fernando Russ, Nahuel D. Sánchez
- - Initial Base CVSS v2:  4.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

3. Vulnerability Information

- - Vendor:  SAP A.G.
- - Affected Components: SAP HANA DB (NewDB100_REL)
- - Vulnerability Class: Improper Output Neutralization for Logs (CWE-117)
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: Yes
- - 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.

5. Vulnerability Details

Under certain conditions a remote authenticated attacker can inject log
lines performing specially crafted HTTP requests to the vulnerable SAP
HANA XS Engine.

The vulnerable application is “grant.xsfunc”, located under:


6. Solution

Implement SAP Security Note 2109818

7. Report Timeline

2014-10-03: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
2014-11-07: Onapsis provides additional information about the
vulnerability to SAP AG.
2015-01-26: Onapsis provides additional information about the
vulnerability to SAP AG.
2015-02-10: SAP AG publishes security note 2109818 which fixes the problem.
2015-05-27: Onapsis publishes security advisory.
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