High Severity
Affected system
SAP Host Agent

CVSS
7.2

Component
BC-CCM-HAG
Patchday
2020-04
Released on
2020/04/14
SAP Note
2902645
Workaround exist
No
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Advisory

The advisory for SAP Host Agent adresses a "[CVE-2020-6234] Privilege Escalation in SAP Host Agent". SAP Note 2902645 was released on 14.04.2020 and should be implemented during monthly patch process. The implementation demands a downtime. Component BC-CCM-HAG has a high risk of exploitation, according to the manufacturers security and response team.

Following the SAP Security Advisory team, a workaround does not exist.

Risk specification

An authenticated attacker might gain root privileges on the underlying oprtating system.

Solution

The privilege escalation is no longer possible. Please upgrade SAP Host Agent to at least version 7.21 PL46.

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