Advisory

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SAP Note 2923035 was released on 09.06.2020 and deals with "Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in SAP CRM WebClient UI" within ABAP. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) with a medium potential for exploitation in component CA-WUI-UI.

According to SAP Security Advisory team a workaround does not exist. It is advisable to implement the correction as monthly patch process.

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. 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 CRM WebClient UI does not sufficiently encode user controlled inputs in the URL parameters, resulting in Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

Solution

The url parameters are now properly encoded to prevent a successful XSS attack.

Affected System

The advisory 2923035 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

  • S4FND 102
  • S4FND 103
  • S4FND 104
  • WEBCUIF 731
  • WEBCUIF 746
  • WEBCUIF 747
  • WEBCUIF 748
  • WEBCUIF 800
  • WEBCUIF 801

 

Disclaimer

ABEX takes the security of SAP products very seriously. We very much encourage the responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities. If you have detected a vulnerability in one of the SAP software products – either in the latest or in a former product version follow the guidelines and processes in accordance with the SAP portal page “Report a Security Vulnerability to SAP”.

The advisories found within the ABEX security advisory are generated and continuously enriched by ABEX and affiliated security consultants, partners, customers of the SecurityBridge security suite, SAP support, and advisory groups.

There is no disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities. In such case, the platform only provides details on which version or signature updates are available within the SecurityBridge platform in order to monitor or measure the vulnerability

In accordance with SAP guidelines, ABEX only discloses issues where the fixing security note has been released at least three months ago. The vulnerability platform makes no references to available exploits or Proof of Concepts (PoC). Advisories and vulnerabilities will always mention the fixing security note or hints to the corresponding SAP documentation.

 

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