Hot Note
Affected system
Java
CVSS
9.8
Component
BC-SYB-PD
Patch Day
2022-04
Released on
2022/04/12
SAP Note
3189429
Workaround
Yes
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Advisory

A note with CVSS 9.8 for component BC-SYB-PD was released by SAP on 12.04.2022. The correction/advisory 3189429 was described with "[CVE-2022-22965] Remote Code Execution vulnerability associated with Spring Framework used in PowerDesigner Web (up to including 16.7 SP05 PL01)" and affects the system type Java.

A workaround exists, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as part of maintenance.

The vulnerability addressed is remote code execution vulnerability within Java.

Risk specification

PowerDesigner Web uses a version of Spring Framework which has Remote Code Execution vulnerability. The default installation which is based on JRE 1.8 is not vulnerable. In case you use another java runtime, or if you upgraded your Java to version 1.9 or higher, then your installation may be subject to Spring4Shell vulnerability.

Solution

Upgrade the PowerDesigner to a version which is not vulnerable to the remote code execution vulnerability  Although an alternative solution exists, it is advisable to apply the correction! This is the workaround, which was suggested by the SAP security experts: "Use Java runtime environment 1.8 as a workaround as this java version is not vulnerable.".

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.

The advisory is valid for

  • SYBASE_POWERDESIGNER_WEBPORTAL 16.7

 

 

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