High Severity
Affected system
BI/BO platform
CVSS
8.2
Component
BI-BIP-ADM
Patch Day
2022-10
Released on
2022/10/11
SAP Note
3229132
Workaround
Yes
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Advisory

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SAP Note 3229132 was released on 11.10.2022 and deals with "[CVE-2022-39013] Information Disclosure vulnerability in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (Program Objects)" within BI/BO platform. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve information disclosure with a high potential for exploitation in component BI-BIP-ADM.

According to SAP Security Advisory team a workaround exists. 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

BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform allows attackers authenticated as an administrator to see credentials in clear text or as a regular user in encrypted form. Attaining OS credentials enables the attacker to modify system data and make the system unavailable, leading to a high impact on confidentiality and a low impact on the integrity and availability of the application.

Solution

BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform has been updated so that the encrypted password is not returned as a result of the query anymore and is not visible to the end user.  Alternativly, the consulting team has proposed the following: "There is no proper workaround for this issue. However, the password can be temporarily set to an empty string until the patch is installed. Please assess the workaround applicability for your SAP landscape prior to implementation. Note that this workaround is temporary and not a permanent solution. SAP strongly recommends you to apply the corrections outlined in the security note, which can be done in lieu of the workaround or after the workaround is implemented.". The suggestion may be considered, as a workaround or compensating mitigation. We recommend installing/applying the correction wherever possible and as soon as possible. Base your decision on whether or not to apply the patch on your companies and systems risk perspective and consider the provided CVSS 8.2 score.

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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