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[Onapsis Security Advisory 2010-005] SAP J2EE Telnet Administration Security Check Bypass
From: Onapsis Research Labs <research () onapsis com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:37:52 -0300
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Onapsis Security Advisory 2010-005: SAP J2EE Telnet Administration Security Check Bypass
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1. Impact on Business
By exploiting this vulnerability, an internal or external attacker would be able to retrieve sensitive technical
information from the SAP J2EE system.
This information can be used to replay authentication credentials and perform sensitive operations over the SAP
landscape, possibly taking remote
control of the affected systems.
- - Risk Level: Medium
2. Advisory Information
- - Release Date: 2010-06-16
- - Last Revised: 2010-06-16
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2010-005
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00003
- - Researcher: Mariano Nuñez Di Croce
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP
- - Affected Components:
. SAP-JEECOR 6.40
. SAP-JEECOR 7.00
. SAP-JEECOR 7.01
. SAP-JEECOR 7.02
. SERVERCORE 7.10
. SERVERCORE 7.11
. SERVERCORE 7.20
. SERVERCORE 7.30
(Check SAP Note 1425847 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: SMB Relay
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: Yes
- - Authentication Required: Yes
- - Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2010-005
4. Affected Components Description
The SAP J2EE Engine is a key component of the SAP NetWeaver application platform, which enables the development and
execution of Java solutions in SAP
The J2EE Engine is the component on which, for example, the SAP Enterprise Portal solution is built and executed.
5. Vulnerability Details
The J2EE Engine contains a Telnet interface, which enables the administration of certain components of the SAP J2EE
instances. Due to an error in the
validation of command arguments, it is possible to bypass certain security restrictions and perform SMB relay attacks
against the system.
Onapsis is not distributing technical details about this issue to the general public at this moment in order to provide
enough time to affected
customers to patch their systems and protect against the exploitation of the described vulnerability.
SAP has released SAP Note 1425847, which provides a patched version of the affected components.
This patch can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1425847
Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related security fix and apply it to the affected components
in order to reduce business risks.
7. Report Timeline
. 2009-11-24: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP.
. 2009-11-24: SAP confirms reception of vulnerability submission.
. 2010-05-12: SAP releases security patch.
. 2010-06-16: Onapsis releases security advisory.
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