Low Severity
Affected system
Kernel
CVSS
3.7
Component
BC-CST
Patch Day
2022-02
Released on
2022/02/08
SAP Note
3116223
Workaround
No
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Advisory

On 08.02.2022 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within Kernel.

SAP Note 3116223 addresses "[CVE-2022-22543] Denial of service (DOS) in SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP (Kernel) and ABAP Platform (Kernel)" to prevent denial of service (dos) with a low risk for exploitation.

A workaround does not exist, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as part of maintenance, the team suggests.

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

This note has been re-released with updated ‘Support Packages & Patches’ information. SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP and ABAP Platform Kernels do allow an unauthenticated attacker to crash the work process and thus creating a denial of service.

Solution

The kernel now properly validates Extended Passport (EPP) information, and therefore no longer crashes on receipt of a malformed EPP.

 

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