High Severity
Affected system
SAP Solution Manager
CVSS
8.2
Component
SV-SMG-INS-CFG
Patch Day
2021-04
Released on
2021/04/13
SAP Note
3017823
Workaround
No
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Advisory

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 specification

Under 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.

Solution

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

Affected System

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
  • more

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