SAP released SAP Security Patch Day for May 2019 that includes 8 Security Notes, 5 of which are updates to previously released Notes.
Five Security Notes included in SAP Security Patch Day for May 2019 addressed missing authorization checks in SAP products, including Treasury and Risk Management, Solution Manager and ABAP managed systems, dbpool administration, and Enterprise Financial Services.
“Today, being the second Tuesday of the month, SAP released May’s Security Notes. This month, there are no critical or Hot News notes published, but there are three High Priority Notes, as well as two other SAP Security Notes affecting SAP Solution Manager (reported by the Onapsis Research Labs).” reads a blog post published by SAP security firm Onapsis. “This month, 50% of the patches are Missing Authorization Checks, which is higher than the average 15%. Even though this is one of the most common vulnerabilities in SAP software.”
SAP also released five Security Notes to address information disclosure vulnerabilities in several products, including BusinessObjects and Solution Manager.
The Security Note is related to a privilege escalation issue (CVE-2019-0301) in SAP Identity Management REST Interface Version, this is the only Note rated as High priority, while the remaining 12 are rated Medium.
“Under certain conditions, it is possible to request the modification of role or privilege assignments through SAP Identity Management REST Interface Version 2, which would otherwise be restricted only for viewing.” reads the security advisory for the CVE-2019-0301.
This is the most severe flaw, it received a CVSS score of 8.4.
Two flaws received a CVSS score of 6.3, they are an information disclosure in BusinessObjects business intelligence platform (CVE-2019-0287), and a missing authorization check in Treasury and Risk Management (CVE-2019-0280).
SAP published updates for Security Notes released in October 2009, September 2010, December 2010, and March 2013.
“A total of 11 Security Notes were published in May and an additional three in late April after last month’s Patch Tuesday, represented in these types: Missing Authorization Checks (the most common type of vulnerability in SAP software), Information Disclosure, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Privilege Escalation.” adds Onapsis.
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