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Onapsis Security Advisory2014-022: SAP HANA IU5 SDK Authentication Bypass
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1. Impact on Business
SAP HANA IU5 SDK Application does not enforce any authentication when it
is explicitly configured. It could allow an anonymous user to access
functions or information that should be restricted.
Risk Level: Medium
2. Advisory Information
- - Public Release Date: 2014-07-29
- - Subscriber Notification Date: 2014-07-29
- - Last Revised: 2014-07-25
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2014-022
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-0093
- - Researcher: Sergio Abraham
- - Initial Base CVSS v2: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP
- - Affected Components:
- SAP HANA Extended Application Services
(Check SAP Note 1964428 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: Improper Authentication (CWE-287)
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: No
- - Detection Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - BizRisk Illustration Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - Original Advisory:
4. Affected Components Description
SAP HANA Extended Application Services (XS) is an application server,
web server and development environment for web applications within the
SAP HANA System. SAP HANA XS is fully integrated with the SAP HANA Database.
SAP HANA IU5 SDK Application is the User Interface Development Toolkit
for HTML5 Applications. It allows users to learn, develop and test web
applications in a demo environment.
5. Vulnerability Details
SAP HANA Extend Application Services (XS) based applications can be set
to have ?public? access (i.e., no authentication required). Even though
this configuration is changed to ?non public? in SAP HANA IU5 SDK
Application, no authentication is needed to access thus still allowing
Additional technical details about this issue are not disclosed at this
moment with the purpose of providing enough time to affected customers
to patch their systems and protect against the exploitation of the
SAP has released SAP Note 1964428 which provides patched versions of the
The patches can be downloaded from
Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related
security fixes and apply them to the affected components in order to
reduce business risks.
7. Report Timeline
2013-10-29: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
2013-10-30: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability.
2014-03-11: SAP releases security patches.
2014-07-29: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory.
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