Medium Severity
Affected system
BI/BO platform
CVSS
5.4
Component
BI-RA-CR
Patch Day
2023-01
Released on
2023/01/10
SAP Note
3266006
Workaround
Yes
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Advisory

A note with CVSS 5.4 for component BI-RA-CR was released by SAP on 10.01.2023. The correction/advisory 3266006 was described with "[CVE-2023-0018] Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (Central management console)" and affects the system type BI/BO platform.

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

The vulnerability addressed is bi/bo platform within BI/BO platform.

Risk specification

Due to improper input sanitization in the CMC application, an authenticates attacker can upload/modify crystal reports containing a malicious payload.

Solution

The URL parameters are now properly encoded to prevent a successful XSS attack.  Although an alternative solution exists, it is advisable to apply the correction! This is the workaround, which was suggested by the SAP security experts: "Cross-site scripting/request forgery filter engine on IDS/IPS/firewall systems that scan the url parameter in the request.".

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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