Medium Severity
Affected system
Java
CVSS
5.3
Component
MDM-FN-MDS-SEC
Patch Day
2021-01
Released on
2021/01/12
SAP Note
2993032
Workaround
Yes
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Advisory

On 12.01.2021 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within Java.

SAP Note 2993032 addresses "[CVE-2021-21469] Information Disclosure in SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management" to prevent information disclosure with a medium 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

An unauthenticated attacker could modify custom paths within the mds server configuration. This could lead to a information disclosure of highly sensitive data.

Solution

The service will no longer accept remote mds.ini parameter modification unless explicitly allowed in the mds.ini file. More precisely MS Windwows based mds servers will not accept remotely set path parameters using UNC.  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: "Restrict access to database administration level - e.g. open ports - as far as possible.".

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.

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