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[Onapsis Security Advisory 2011-002] SAP Management Console Information Disclosure
From: Onapsis Research Labs <research () onapsis com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:10:57 -0300
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Onapsis Security Advisory 2011-002: SAP Management Console Information Disclosure
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1. Impact on Business
Abusing this functionality, a remote and unauthenticated attacker would be able to gain sensitive information from an
This information would help him in the process of compromising the security of the SAP server through more advanced
- - Risk Level: Medium
2. Advisory Information
- - Public Release Date: 2011-01-12
- - Subscriber Notification Date: 2011-01-04
- - Last Revised: 2011-01-04
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2011-001
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00012
- - Researcher: Jordan Santarsieri
3. Vulnerability Information
- - Vendor: SAP
- - Affected Components:
. SAP KERNEL RELEASE 6.40
. SAP KERNEL RELEASE 7.00
. SAP KERNEL RELEASE 7.01
. SAP KERNEL RELEASE 7.10
. SAP KERNEL RELEASE 7.11
. SAP KERNEL RELEASE 7.20
(Check SAP Note 1439348 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: Information Disclosure
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: Yes
- - Authentication Required: No
- - Detection Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - BizRisk Illustration Module available in Onapsis X1: Yes
- - Original Advisory: http://www.onapsis.com/resources/get.php?resid=adv_onapsis-2011-002
4. Affected Components Description
The SAP Management Console (SAP MC) provides a common framework for centralized system management. It allows users to
monitor and perform basic
administration tasks on the SAP system centrally, thus simplifying system administration. Through this component,
administrators can start, stop and
restart instances, monitor system alerts, display log and trace files, etc.
This service is enabled by default in every SAP system.
5. Vulnerability Details
It has been detected that many of the available methods in the sapstartsrv SOAP server do not require user
authentication, allowing remote and
unauthenticated users to obtain sensitive information from the SAP system, such as the list of log files and their
content, profile parameters,
developer traces, etc.
Furthermore, some of the unauthenticated methods perform security sensitive operations that may impact over the
integrity, confidentiality and/or
availability of the SAP system.
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 1439348 which provide patched versions of the affected components.
The patches can be downloaded from https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1439348.
Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related security fixes and apply them to the affected
components in order to reduce business
7. Report Timeline
. 2009-12-17: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP.
. 2009-12-18: SAP confirms reception of vulnerability submission.
. 2010-12-14: SAP releases security patches.
. 2011-01-04: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory to Onapsis Subscribers.
. 2011-01-12: Onapsis notifies availability of security advisory to security mailing lists.
About Onapsis Research Labs
Onapsis is continuously investing resources in the research of the security of business critical systems and
With that objective in mind, a special unit – the Onapsis Research Labs – has been developed since the creation of the
company. The experts involved
in this special team lead the public research trends in this matter, having discovered and published many of the public
security vulnerabilities in
The outcome of this advanced and cutting-edge research is continuously provided to the Onapsis Consulting and
Development teams, improving the quality
of our solutions and enabling our customers to be protected from the latest risks to their critical business
Furthermore, the results of this research projects are usually shared with the general security and professional
community, encouraging the sharing of
information and increasing the common knowledge in this field.
Onapsis is the leading provider of solutions for the security of ERP and business-critical systems and applications.
Through different innovative
products and services, Onapsis helps its global customers to effectively increase the security level of their core
business platforms, protecting
their information and decreasing financial fraud risks.
Onapsis is built upon a team of world-renowned experts in the SAP security field, with several years of experience in
the assessment and protection of
critical platforms in world-wide customers, such as Fortune-500 companies and governmental entities.
Our star product, Onapsis X1, enables our customers to perform automated Security & Compliance Audits, Vulnerability
Assessments and Penetration Tests
over their SAP platform, helping them enforce compliance requirements, decrease financial fraud risks an reduce audit
Some of our featured services include SAP Penetration Testing, SAP Gateway & RFC security, SAP Enterprise Portal
security assessment, Security Support
for SAP Implementations and Upgrades, SAP System Hardening and SAP Technical Security Audits.
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Copyright (c) 2011 Onapsis SRL. All rights reserved.
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The Onapsis Research Labs Team
Email: research () onapsis com
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