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Onapsis Security Advisory 2014-027: SAP HANA Multiple Reflected Cross
Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability a remote unauthenticated attacker would
be able to attack other users of the system.
Risk Level: Medium
2. Advisory Information
- - Public Release Date: 2014-10-08
- - Subscriber Notification Date: 2014-10-08
- - Last Revised: 2014-09-17
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2014-027
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00122, ONAPSIS-00125
- - Researcher: Will Vandevanter
- - Initial Base CVSS v2: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP
- - Affected Components:
- HANA Developer Edition ? Release 70 (tested on 1.00.70.00.386119)
(Check SAP Note 2009696 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web
Page Generation - Cross-site Scripting (CWE-79)
- - 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 is a platform for real-time business. It combines database,
data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The
platform provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing,
spatial, and business analytics.
5. Vulnerability Details
The SAP HANA Developer Edition contains multiple reflected Cross Site
Scripting Vulnerabilities (XSS) in the democontent area, specifically on
A reflected cross-site scripting attack can be used to non-permanently
deface or modify displayed content from a Web site. Reflected cross-site
scripting can be used to steal another user's authentication
information, such as data relating to their current session. An attacker
who gains access to this data may use it to impersonate the user and
access all information with the same rights as the target user. If an
administrator is impersonated, the security of he application may be
SAP has released SAP Note 2009696 which provide 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
2014-03-05: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
2014-03-06: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability.
2014-05-13: SAP releases security patches.
2014-10-08: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory.
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