The advisory for BI/BO platform adresses a "[CVE-2020-6208] Remote Code Execution in SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence Platform (Crystal Reports)". SAP Note 2861301 was released on 10.03.2020 and should be implemented during part of maintenance. The implementation demands a downtime. Component BI-RA-CR has a high risk of exploitation, according to the manufacturers security and response team.
Following the SAP Security Advisory team, a workaround does exist.
This note has been re-released with updated 'validity', and ‘Support Packages & Patches’ information. - Crystal Reports Designer allows an authenticated attacker to inject code that can be executed by the application. An attacker could thereby control the behavior of the application.
The Application no longer executes the user provided code uploaded by an user. And the good news are: a workaround exists, too! This was suggested by the SAP security experts: "Cross-site scripting/request forgery filter engine on IDS/IPS/firewall systems. "
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence suite is an analytics platform allowing SAP customers to make better decisions based on their business data. SAP BI is a module meant for producing business insights and expands its power in combination with HANA DB and also exists as BW/4 HANA. Due to processing sensitive business data, the Data security is of utmost importance.
The advisory is valid for
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