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[Onapsis Security Advisory 2013-003] SAP Enterprise Portal Cross-Site-Scripting
From: Onapsis Research Labs <research () onapsis com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:42:33 -0300
Onapsis Security Advisory 2013-003: SAP Enterprise Portal Cross-Site-Scripting
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1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability, an internal or external attacker would be able perform attacks on the Organization's
users through weaknesses in the SAP system.
Upon a successful exploitation, he would be able to obtain sensitive information from legitimate users through complex
social engineering attacks and/or exploit vulnerabilities in their systems in order to take control of them.
Risk Level: Medium
2. Advisory Information
-- Public Release Date: 2013-02-21
-- Subscriber Notification Date: 2013-02-21
-- Last Revised: 2013-02-21
-- Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2013-003
-- Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00044
-- Researcher: Jordan Santarsieri
-- 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:
* SAP Enterprise Portal
(Check SAP Note 1589716 for detailed information on affected releases)
-- Vulnerability Class: Cross-Site-Scripting
-- Remotely Exploitable: Yes
-- Locally Exploitable: No
-- Authentication Required: No
-- Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2013-003
4. Affected Components Description
SAP® Enterprise Portal (SAP® EP) unifies enterprise applications, information, and services from SAP and non-SAP sources
into one system to support business processes, both within and across company boundaries. SAP Enterprise Portal is a
building block of SAP NetWeaverTM – a total integration and application platform designed to unify and align people,
information, and business processes across technologies and organizations . 
 SAP BWP Portal Infrastructure
5. Vulnerability Details
As the server does not perform a proper security validation on the input parameters, it is possible to inject DHTML code
that would be rendered to the user accessing the link.
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 described vulnerability.
SAP has released SAP Note 1589716 which provide patched versions of the affected components.
The patches can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1589716.
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
2011-03-09: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP.
2011-11-08: SAP releases security patches.
2013-02-21: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory to security mailing lists.
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