High Severity
Affected system
ABAP
CVSS
8.7
Component
BC-CTS-TMS
Patch Day
2023-03
Released on
2023/03/14
SAP Note
3294954
Workaround
No
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Advisory

On 14.03.2023 a security relevant correction has been released by SAP SE. The manufacturer resolves an issue within ABAP.

SAP Note 3294954 addresses "[CVE-2023-27501] Directory Traversal vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP and ABAP Platform" to prevent directory traversal with a high risk for exploitation.

A workaround does not exist, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as monthly patch process, the team suggests.

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 specification

SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP and ABAP Platform allows an attacker to exploit insufficient validation of path information provided by users, thus exploiting a directory traversal flaw in an available service to delete system files.

Solution

The input parameter Dir name in function EPS_SEEK_OUTPUT_FILE was not properly checked in case no content was fulfilled.

Affected System

The advisory 3294954 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

 

 

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Cross-Site Scripting

Protecting your SAP© systems against exploitation of directory traversal vulnerabilities is almost impossible without usage of an appropriate cybersecurity software.

Custom coding may be introduced at any moment. According to statistic, at least one vulnerability exists in a set of 1.000 source code lines. In consequence continuous code vulnerability assements are needed to protect your assets.

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