On 13.04.2021 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within SAP Solution Manager.
SAP Note 3017823 addresses "[CVE-2021-21483] Information Disclosure in SAP Solution Manager" to prevent information disclosure with a high risk for exploitation.
A workaround does not exist, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as monthly patch process , 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 specificationUnder certain conditions SAP Solution Manager allows a high privileged attacker to get access to sensitive information which has a direct serious impact beyond the exploitable component.
The vulnerable function module was changed and will no longer disclose confidential information. In addition, the configuration functionality between SAP Solution Manager ABAP and the JAVA server has been changed to avoid the information disclosure
SAP Solution Manager was introduced by SAP to cover the complete application lifecycle of the IT solutions running on premise, hybrid or in the cloud. SolMan requires an RFC connection to all managed systems in a landscape to fulfill its tasks. Cyber attackers may target the Solution Manager system as lateral movements can be achieved.
SAP Solution Manager is a must-have for SAP customers. It addresses a set of important aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for SAP. Examples:
- IT Service Management
- Data Volumn Management
- Test Suite
- Process Management
- Product Availability Matrix - SolMan 7.2 (Login required)
The advisory is valid for
- ST 720 3
- 9.0 [CVE-2020-6252] Information Disclosure in SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (Cockpit)
- 8.9 Information Disclosure in Central Order
- 8.6 [CVE-2020-6264] Information Disclosure in SAP Commerce
- 8.3 [CVE-2021-21482] Information Disclosure in SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management
- 7.8 [CVE-2022-28214] Central Management Server Information Disclosure in Business Intelligence Update