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 2949196
was released on
11.08.2020 and deals with
"[CVE-2020-6301] Missing Authorization check in SAP ERP (HCM Travel Management)" within ABAP.
We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve
missing authorization check
medium potential for exploitation
in component FI-TV-COS.
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 specificationSAP ERP's HCM Travel Management trip accounting allows an authenticated but unauthorized attacker to read, modify and settle trips, resulting in escalation of privileges.
SAP ERP's HCM Travel Management trip accounting has been extended to properly enforce the necessary authentication checks.
The advisory 2949196 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
- EA-HRGXX 600
- EA-HRGXX 602
- EA-HRGXX 603
- EA-HRGXX 604
- EA-HRGXX 605
- EA-HRGXX 606
- EA-HRGXX 607
- EA-HRGXX 608 2
- 10.0 [Multiple CVE IDs] Missing Authentication Check in SAP Solution Manager (JAVA stack)
- 9.6 [CVE-2020-6320] Improper Access Control in SAP Marketing (Mobile Channel Servlet)
- 8.5 [CVE-2020-26837] Multiple Vulnerabilities in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 (User Experience Monitoring)
- 8.1 [CVE-2020-6279] Missing Authorization Check in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting
- 7.6 [CVE-2020-26832] Missing Authorization check in SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP and SAP S4 HANA (SAP Landscape Transformation)