Low Severity
Affected system
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)

CVSS
2.6

Component
BC-SYB-ASE
Patchday
2020-09
Released on
2020/09/08
SAP Note
2953203
Workaround
Yes
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Advisory

On 08.09.2020 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) .

SAP Note 2953203 addresses "[CVE-2020-6317] Information Disclosure in SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise" to prevent information disclosure with a low risk for exploitation.

A workaround does exist, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as part of maintenance, the team suggests.

Information disclosure is when an application fails to properly protect sensitive and confidential information from parties that are not supposed to have access to the subject matter in normal circumstances.
Carefully review every information disclosure vulnerablity in regards to disclosure obligations post-GDPR for ‘Personal data’ under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Risk specification

In certain situations, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise allows a user with regular user credentials and local access to an ASE Cockpit installation to view unauthorized information that appears in the installation log. The log exists in the format of a file on the file system of the host.

Solution

In the patched version of SAP ASE Installer, the encrypted information is removed from the installation log file.  And the good news are: a workaround exists, too! This was suggested by the SAP security experts: "In case you are using the affected versions then remove the installation log file from your setup."

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Disclaimer

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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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