High Severity
Affected system
SAP Success Factors
CVSS
7.8
Component
LOD-SF-FWK
Patch Day
2021-10
Released on
2021/10/12
SAP Note
3077635
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 3077635 was released on 12.10.2021 and deals with "[CVE-2021-40498] Denial of service (DOS) in the SAP SuccessFactors Mobile Application for Android devices" within SAP Success Factors. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve denial of service (dos) information disclosure with a high potential for exploitation in component LOD-SF-FWK.

According to SAP Security Advisory team a workaround does not exist. It is advisable to implement the correction as monthly patch process.

Risk specification

An authenticated attacker could leverage a method in the Android implementation of the SuccessFactors mobile application to consume all available system resources leading to a client-side denial-of-service. This method can also be used to get data from other running applications, leading to a denial of service and an Information Disclosure.

Solution

The application code has been altered to no longer be susceptible to this type of attack.

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