Medium Severity
Affected system
BI/BO platform
CVSS
4.3
Component
BI-RA-AWB
Patch Day
2021-10
Released on
2021/10/12
SAP Note
3098917
Workaround
No
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Advisory

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SAP Note 3098917 was released on 12.10.2021 and deals with "[CVE-2021-40497] Information Disclosure in SAP BusinessObjects Analysis (edition for OLAP)" within BI/BO platform. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve information disclosure with a medium potential for exploitation in component BI-RA-AWB.

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

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

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis allows an authenticated attacker to read sensitive data by exploiting endpoints that are normally exposed over the network and lead to possible exposure of specific data like the system version.

Solution

The affected system component no longer reveals internal information-sensitive data.

Affected System

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence suite is an analytics platform allowing SAP customers to make better decisions based on their business data. SAP BI is a module meant for producing business insights and expands its power in combination with HANA DB and also exists as BW/4 HANA. Due to processing sensitive business data, the Data security is of utmost importance.

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