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[Onapsis Security Advisory 2015-001] Multiple Reflected Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench
Feb 25 2015 02:40PM
Onapsis Research Labs (research onapsis com)
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Onapsis Security AdvisoryONAPSIS-2015-001: Multiple Reflected Cross Site
Scripting Vulnerabilities in SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench
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: 2015-02-25
- - Subscriber Notification Date: 2015-02-25
- - Last Revised: 2015-02-25
- - Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2015-001
- - Onapsis SVS ID: ONAPSIS-00137 and ONAPSIS-00138
- - CVE: CVE-2015-2072
- - 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 - Release 73 (1.00.73.00.389160)
- HANA Developer Edition - Release 80 (1.00.80.00.391861)
(Check SAP Note 2069676 for detailed information on affected releases)
- - Vulnerability Class: CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During
Web Page Generation (Reflected Cross-Site Scripting)
- - Remotely Exploitable: Yes
- - Locally Exploitable: No
- - Authentication Required: No
- - 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 contains a reflected Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
(XSS) on the page
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 2069676 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
2014-02-25: Onapsis provides vulnerability information to SAP AG.
2014-02-26: SAP confirms having the information of vulnerability.
2014-10-14: SAP releases security patches.
2015-02-25: Onapsis releases security advisory.
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