On 10.11.2020 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within ABAP.
SAP Note 2947891 addresses "Missing Authorization check in Disbursement Read API used in Read Disbursement Webservice" to prevent missing authorization check with a low risk for exploitation.
A workaround does not exist, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as monthly patch process , the team suggests.
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 specificationWhile reading disbursement data using the Disbursement read webservice, authorization checks are not performed for an authenticated user, resulting in an escalation of privileges.
The affected functions have now been enforced to properly check access restrictions.
The advisory 2947891 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
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