SAP takes the security of its vast product portfolio very seriously and thus releases security fixes for
vulnerabilities reported by external researchers and their customers every second Tuesday of the month.
SAP Note 2941667
was released on
11.08.2020 and deals with
"[CVE-2020-6296] Code Injection Vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver (ABAP) and ABAP Platform" within ABAP.
We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve
high potential for exploitation
in component BC-ABA-SC.
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.
Risk specificationThis note has been re-released with the updated 'Correction instruction’ information. The batch input recorder report RSBDCREC is executable without an appropriate authorization check, allowing an authenticated attacker to inject code into the system.
The transaction SHDB (= report RSBDCREC) now checks for authorization object S_DEVELOP with parameters OBJTYPE=PROG, OBJNAME=
The advisory 2941667 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
- SAP_BASIS 700-702 14
- SAP_BASIS 710-711 8
- SAP_BASIS 730 15
- SAP_BASIS 731 18
- SAP_BASIS 740 19
- SAP_BASIS 750-755 7
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