The advisory for Java adresses a "[CVE-2020-6284] Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in SAP NetWeaver (Knowledge Management)". SAP Note 2928635 was released on 11.08.2020 and should be implemented during monthly patch process. The implementation demands a downtime. Component EP-KM-CM has a hot news risk of exploitation, according to the manufacturers security and response team.
Following the SAP Security Advisory team, a workaround does exist.
Cross-site scripting (XSS) is the name of a class of security vulnerabilities that can occur in web-based applications. XSS combines
SAP Knowledge Management allows an authenticated attacker to place scripts on the server that will be executed in the browser session, performing a stored Cross-site scripting attack.
SAP Knowledge Management no longer executes files without checking for the necessary authorizations. 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 Netweaver Application Server Java is part of the SAP NetWeaver Application Platform. It provides the complete infrastructure for deploying and running Java applications.
- The AS Java Home: SAP Netweaver Application Server Java wiki
- A dedicated SAP NetWeaver 7.40 Application Server for Java Security Guide exists.
The advisory is valid for
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