Hot Note
Affected system
SAP Marketing
CVSS
9.6
Component
CEC-MKT-MOB
Patch Day
2020-09
Released on
2020/09/08
SAP Note
2961991
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 Marketing.

SAP Note 2961991 addresses "[CVE-2020-6320] Improper Access Control in SAP Marketing (Mobile Channel Servlet)" to prevent missing authorization check with a hot news 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.

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 specification

The servlet reference implementation provided for the Mobile Channel Servlet in SAP Marketing allows an authenticated attacker to invoke certain functions that are restricted. The components exist within the technical architecture until 2017 and interact as a connector between customers' mobile applications and the SAP Cloud Platform (SCP).

Solution

Update the servlet to the new version. Thereafter the implementation will block unwanted URLs via web.xml. Additionally, the payload of URI requests using /$batch is scanned for its validity. Unfortunately, we are not aware whether customers have the ability to check the version of the servlet in use.  Circumstances exist that prevent the timely installation of a patch provided by the manufacturer. In such cases, you may consider applying the suggested workaround as a temporary or compensating mitigation: "Disable the SAP Cloud Platform Servlet Used by the SAP Marketing Mobile SDK as described in Note 2962970.".

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