High Severity
Affected system
Java
CVSS
7.6
Component
BC-GP
Patch Day
2021-07
Released on
2021/07/13
SAP Note
3059446
Workaround
Yes
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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 3059446 was released on 13.07.2021 and deals with "[CVE-2021-33671] Missing Authorization check in SAP NetWeaver Guided Procedures" within Java. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve missing authorization check with a high potential for exploitation in component BC-GP.

According to SAP Security Advisory team a workaround exists. It is advisable to implement the correction as part of maintenance.

Missing authority checks are still the most common security defect related to authorizations in custom code. Since SAP uses an explicit authorization model, an authority checks must be coded in order to be executed. If an explicit check is not coded, all users have access. This type of vulnerability not only exists in SAP standard it also exists in customer coding. Check your custom developments for vulnerabilities that pose a risk to your systems. SecurityBridge helps detect code vulnerabilities before they are implemented in production.

Risk specification

SAP NetWeaver Guided Procedures (Administration Workset) does not perform necessary authorization checks for an authenticated user, resulting in escalation of privileges.

Solution

The affected functions have now been changed and enforced to properly check access restrictions.  Alternativly, the consulting team has proposed the following: "If Guided Procedures is not used, possible workaround is to disable the GP Administration Workset using filters on configuration template.". The suggestion may be considered, as a workaround or compensating mitigation. We recommend installing/applying the correction wherever possible and as soon as possible. Base your decision on whether or not to apply the patch on your companies and systems risk perspective and consider the provided CVSS 7.6 score.

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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