Medium Severity
Affected system
Java
CVSS
5.4
Component
BC-JAS-SEC
Patch Day
2020-12
Released on
2020/12/08
SAP Note
2971163
Workaround
No
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Advisory

On 08.12.2020 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within Java.

SAP Note 2971163 addresses "[CVE-2020-26816] Missing Encryption in SAP NetWeaver AS Java (Key Storage Service)" to prevent missing security function with a medium risk for exploitation.

A workaround does not exist, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as part of maintenance, the team suggests.

Risk specification

This note has been re-released with updated ‘Support Packages & Patches’ information. The key material in the SAP NetWeaver AS Java Keystore service that is stored in database as DER encoded format is not encrypted. This enables an attacker with administrator access to decode the keys and get some application data and client credentials of adjacent systems.

Solution

After the next system restart, the Key Storage data will be encrypted.

Affected System

SAP Netweaver Application Server Java is part of the SAP NetWeaver Application Platform. It provides the complete infrastructure for deploying and running Java applications.

The advisory is valid for

 

 

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