Medium Severity
Affected system
Sybase
CVSS
6.5
Component
BC-SYB-SQA
Patch Day
2022-04
Released on
2022/04/12
SAP Note
3148094
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 3148094 was released on 12.04.2022 and deals with "[CVE-2022-27670] Denial of service (DOS) in SQL Anywhere" within Sybase. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve denial of service (dos) with a medium potential for exploitation in component BC-SYB-SQA.

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

SQL Anywhere allows an authenticated attacker to prevent legitimate users from accessing a SQL Anywhere database server by crashing the server with some queries that use indirect identifiers.

Solution

SQL Anywhere has been updated to prevent the denial of service vulnerability

The advisory is valid for

  • SYBASE_SQL_ANYWHERE_SERVER 17.0

 

 

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