Hot Note
Affected system
ABAP
CVSS
9.1
Component
CA-LT-PCL
Patch Day
2020-11
Released on
2020/11/11
SAP Note
2973735
Workaround
No
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Advisory

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SAP Note 2973735 was released on 11.11.2020 and deals with "[CVE-2020-26808] Code Injection in SAP AS ABAP and S/4 HANA (DMIS)" within ABAP. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve code injection with a hot news potential for exploitation in component CA-LT-PCL.

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 specification

SAP AS ABAP and SAP S/4 HANA allows an authenticated attacker to inject arbitrary code in the application and change the course of execution. Due to lack of input validation, an attacker, who was granted access (S_RFC) to execute the function module can inject malicious ABAP code, which will be saved persistently in a report in the ABAP repository .

Solution

An authorization check (object S_DMIS, level 'Package', and activity value '01' - create and generate) is introduced in the affected function module, and the generated coding is removed/deleted from the ABAP repository. The generated report still exists but without any coding, therefore removing the possibility to exploit the identified vulnerability. In systems where the affected function module is not used the complete coding of the function module is commented out.

Affected System

The advisory 2973735 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.

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