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Onapsis Security Advisory 2010-006: SAP J2EE Web Services Navigator
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1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability, an internal or external attacker
would be able 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
- - Release Date: 2010-07-13
- - Last Revised: 2010-07-13
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2010-006
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00002
- - Researcher: Mariano Nu=F1ez Di Croce
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP
- - Affected Components:
. SAP_JTECHS 6 (6.40)
. SAP_JTECHS 7 (7.00)
(Check SAP Note 1169248 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: Cross-Site Scripting
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: Yes
- - Authentication Required: No
- - Original Advisory:
4. Affected Components Description
The SAP J2EE Engine is a key component of the SAP NetWeaver
application platform, which enables the development and execution of
Java solutions in SAP landscapes.
The J2EE Engine is the component on which, for example, the SAP
Enterprise Portal solution is built and executed.
5. Vulnerability Details
The J2EE Engine contains a Web Services Navigator interface, which
enables the interaction with the deployed Web Services in the server.
This interface suffers from a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability,
which may enable malicious parties to perform different kind of
attacks over SAP users.
Onapsis is not distributing technical details about this issue to the
general public at this moment in order to provide enough time to
affected customers to patch their systems and protect against the
exploitation of the described vulnerability.
SAP has released SAP Note 1169248, which provides a patched version of
the affected components.
This patch can be downloaded from
Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related
security fix and apply it to the affected components in order to
reduce business risks.
7. Report Timeline
. 2009-11-24: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP.
. 2009-11-24: SAP confirms reception of vulnerability submission.
. 2010-05-17: SAP states that the vulnerability has been
successfully patched through SAP Security Note 1169248. SAP states
that Security Note 1372831 provides additional (cosmetic) changes to
the Web Service interface.
. 2010-07-13: Onapsis releases security advisory.
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