High Severity
Affected system
ABAP Java HANA platform
CVSS
7.5
Component
BC-IAM-SSO-CCL
Patch Day
2021-09
Released on
2021/09/14
SAP Note
3051787
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 3051787 was released on 14.09.2021 and deals with "[CVE-2021-38177] Null Pointer Dereference vulnerability in SAP CommonCryptoLib" within ABAP Java HANA platform. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve denial of service (dos) with a high potential for exploitation in component BC-IAM-SSO-CCL.

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

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks that take a system offline may lead to significant cost for the company, studies quantify the costs in average between 4 and 5 millions dollars. Business continuity requires SAP systems staying online. The CVSS scores or vulnerability descriptions are not enough to represent how a simple bug can lead to a significant loss for companies.

Risk specification

An unauthenticated attacker could send malicious data in an HTTP request over the network causing the SAP applications to crash and has a high impact on the availability of the SAP system.

Solution

The affected section of the code has been adapted and prevents this type of memory corruption.

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