A note with CVSS 8.5 for component EPM-BPC-NW was released by SAP on 13.12.2022. The correction/advisory 3271091 was described with "[CVE-2022-41268] Privilege escalation vulnerability in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation" and affects the system type ABAP.
A workaround does not exist, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as monthly patch process.
The vulnerability addressed is insufficient security function within ABAP.
Missing authority checks are still the most common security defect related to authorizations in custom code. Since SAP uses an explicit authorization model, an authority checks must be coded in order to be executed. If an explicit check is not coded, all users have access. This type of vulnerability not only exists in SAP standard it also exists in customer coding. Check your custom developments for vulnerabilities that pose a risk to your systems. SecurityBridge helps detect code vulnerabilities before they are implemented in production.
Risk specificationIn some SAP standard roles in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, a transaction code reserved for customer is used. By implementing such a transaction code, a malicious user may execute unauthorized transaction functionality.
Regenerate the profile of role SAP_BPC_ADMIN to correct the transaction code from standard role SAP_BPC_ADMIN.
The advisory 3271091 describes a problem within an ABAP based systems of a specific version. Affected versions are described below. ABAP software is deployed in various software components and is widely used within the SAP product portfolio.
SAP NetWeaver Application Server (formally known as SAP Web Application Server) is a building block of SAP NetWeaver. It is the foundation for most software products developed by SAP SE. SAP NetWeaver systems exist with Java and/or ABAP stacks. The advisory could be relevant for single and dual-stack ABAP installations.
The advisory is valid for
- 9.0 [CVE-2023-0014] Capture-replay vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP and ABAP Platform
- 6.7 [CVE-2022-35295] Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in SAPOSCOL on Unix
- 6.5 Information Disclosure vulnerability in SAP Business Client
- 6.3 [CVE-2021-21472] Server password not set during installation of SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management 7.1
- 5.4 [CVE-2020-6178] Insufficient session expiration in SAP Enable Now Manager