Low Severity
Affected system
Java
CVSS
4.0
Component
MDM-FN-MDS-SEC
Patch Day
2021-02
Released on
2021/02/09
SAP Note
3000897
Workaround
No
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Advisory

SAP takes the security of its vast product portfolio very seriously and thus releases security fixes for vulnerabilities reported by external researchers and their customers every second Tuesday of the month.

SAP Note 3000897 was released on 09.02.2021 and deals with "[CVE-2021-21475] Directory Traversal vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management 7.1" within Java. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve directory traversal (read) with a medium potential for exploitation in component MDM-FN-MDS-SEC.

According to SAP Security Advisory team a workaround does not exist. It is advisable to implement the correction as part of maintenance.

Risk specification

Through specific circumstances SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management (MDM) allows an unauthenticated attacker, due to insufficient validation, to exploit path information provided by the users. The attacker could read the content of arbitrary files and expose sensitive data.

Solution

A restriction is added in the MDM server settings (mds.ini file) to restrict access only to files inside directories but not subdirectories.

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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Cross-Site Scripting

Protecting your SAP© systems against exploitation of directory traversal vulnerabilities is almost impossible without usage of an appropriate cybersecurity software.

Custom coding may be introduced at any moment. According to statistic, at least one vulnerability exists in a set of 1.000 source code lines. In consequence continuous code vulnerability assements are needed to protect your assets.

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