Medium Severity
Affected system
ABAP
CVSS
6.3
Component
FI-LA
Patch Day
2020-01
Released on
2020/01/14
SAP Note
2495462
Workaround
Yes
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Advisory

On 14.01.2020 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within ABAP.

SAP Note 2495462 addresses "Switchable Authorization checks for RFC in SAP Leasing" to prevent missing authorization check with a medium risk for exploitation.

A workaround does exist, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as project***, the team suggests.

Missing authority checks are still the most common security defect related to authorizations in custom code. Since SAP uses an explicit authorization model, an authority checks must be coded in order to be executed. If an explicit check is not coded, all users have access. This type of vulnerability not only exists in SAP standard it also exists in customer coding. Check your custom developments for vulnerabilities that pose a risk to your systems. SecurityBridge helps detect code vulnerabilities before they are implemented in production.

Risk specification

This note has been re-released with updated ‘Correction instruction’ information - An authenticated attacker can execute business function via calling function modules from remote without being properly authorized with business authorizations.

Solution

Additional authorization checks are introduced via the Switchable Authorization Framework (SACF) for new authorization object F_L_ACCRUL (Scenario: FI_LA).  Circumstances exist that prevent the timely installation of a patch provided by the manufacturer. In such cases, you may consider applying the suggested workaround as a temporary or compensating mitigation: "Maintain strict governance on object S_RFC (no "*" in function groups or names) in all user roles. Alternatively, implement UCON and switch off remote capability of unused function modules.".

Affected System

The advisory 2495462 describes a problem within an ABAP based systems of a specific version. Affected versions are described below. ABAP software is deployed in various software components and is widely used within the SAP product portfolio.

SAP NetWeaver Application Server (formally known as SAP Web Application Server) is a building block of SAP NetWeaver. It is the foundation for most software products developed by SAP SE. SAP NetWeaver systems exist with Java and/or ABAP stacks. The advisory could be relevant for single and dual-stack ABAP installations.

The advisory is valid for

  • SAP_APPL 617
  • SAP_APPL 618
  • SAP_APPL 619
  • SAPSCORE 112
  • S4CORE 100  3
  • S4CORE 101  3
  • S4CORE 102  3
  • S4CORE 103  3
  • EA-APPL 600
  • EA-APPL 602
  • EA-APPL 603
  • EA-APPL 604
  • EA-APPL 605
  • EA-APPL 606
  • EA-APPL 616
  • EA-APPL 617
  • FI-CAX 602
  • FI-CAX 603
  • FI-CAX 604
  • FI-CAX 605
  • FI-CAX 606
  • FI-CAX 616
  • FI-CAX 617
  • FI-CAX 618
  • FI-CAX 800
  • FI-CAX 801
  • FI-CAX 802

 

 

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