Advisory

On 12.11.2019 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within SAP Enable Now.

SAP Note 2833771 addresses "[CVE-2019-0385] Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in SAP Enable Now" to prevent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) with a medium risk for exploitation.

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

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is the name of a class of security vulnerabilities that can occur in web-based applications. XSS combines all vulnerabilities that allow an attacker to inject HTML Markup and/or JavaScript into the front end of the affected web application.

XSS attacks can occur whenever the application dynamically creates its HTML/JavaScript/CSS content, which is passed to the user's web browser, and attacker-controlled values are used in this process. If these values are included in the generated code without proper validation and encoding, the attacker is able to include arbitrary coding snippets into the application's front end. The code is then rendered by the victim's web browser and interpreted in the victim's current authentication context.

Risk specification

SAP Enable Now does not sufficiently encode user controlled inputs, resulting in Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability which would allow authenticated adversaries to access sensitive data of other users, such as administrative credentials.

Solution

The user inputs are now encoded for the affected parts of the application to prevent a successful XSS attack.  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: "Cross-site scripting/request forgery filter engine on IDS/IPS/firewall systems. ".

Affected System

SAP Enable Now provides the knowledge your employees need to succeed exactly where and when it’s needed. The product exists for on-premise and cloud applications. A security guide is provided for each facet of the SAP Enable Now product.

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