On 14.07.2020 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within ABAP.
SAP Note 2537961 addresses "Switchable Authorization checks for RFC in MM-PUR-GF" 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 specificationThis note has been re-released with the updated 'Solution’ information. An authenticated attacker can execute business function via calling function modules from remote without being properly authorized with business authorizations.
Additional authorization checks are introduced via the Switchable Authorization Framework (SACF) for new authorization object M_BEST_WRK, function modules ME_SWP_SIC_SA_GET_DEL_SCHEDULE, ME_SWP_SIC_DISP_FOR_MATERIAL, ME_SWP_SIC_SR_GET_HEADERS, ME_SWP_SIC_SR_GET_ITEMS for Scenario MM_PUR_BEST - Check for authorization Purchase order 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.".
The advisory 2537961 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 600 16
- SAP_APPL 602 16
- SAP_APPL 603 16
- SAP_APPL 604 16
- SAP_APPL 605 17
- SAP_APPL 606 15
- SAP_APPL 616 13
- SAP_APPL 617 13
- SAP_APPL 618 14
- SAP_APPL 619 3
- SAPSCORE 111 2
- S4CORE 100 30
- S4CORE 101 41
- S4CORE 102 43
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