Advisory

The advisory for Java adresses a "[CVE-2020-6260] Incomplete XML Validation in SAP Solution Manager (Trace Analysis)". SAP Note 2915126 was released on 09.06.2020 and should be implemented during monthly patch process. The implementation demands a downtime. Component SV-SMG-DIA-APP-TA has a medium risk of exploitation, according to the manufacturers security and response team.

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

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Risk specification

This note handles two similar problem in SAP Solution manager. An incomplete XML validation allows an unautheticated attacker to inject data into the application that could later be displayed and allows an unatuthenticated attacker to inject data into a trace file.

Solution

The application now properly validated the xml data and no longer allows to write unauthorized data into the trace file.

Affected System

SAP Netweaver Application Server Java is part of the SAP NetWeaver Application Platform. It provides the complete infrastructure for deploying and running Java applications.

The advisory is valid for

 

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