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Onapsis Issues 20 Advisories Affecting SAP and Oracle Business Critical Applications

High-profile cyber risks could allow unauthorized users to steal sensitive business information and take full control of systems

Boston, MA – September 21, 2016Onapsis, the global experts in business-critical application security, today released new security advisories detailing vulnerabilities in SAP and Oracle business applications. Included in the advisories are seven “critical risk” vulnerabilities for SAP NetWeaver that could allow an attacker to take full control of an SAP system. The advisories also detail cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks affecting Oracle E-Business Suite which could allow an attacker to steal sensitive business information.

“SAP NetWeaver is the technical integration platform on top of which enterprise and business solutions are developed and run. Vulnerabilities at this level are of extreme criticality as, if they are exploited, an attacker would not only be able to access commands at the operating system layer but could also modify and take full control over all information residing within the SAP system,” said Sebastian Bortnik, Head of Research, Onapsis.

SAP is run by over 250,000 customers worldwide, including 87 percent of Global 2000 companies. Depending on an organization’s use of these platforms, “critical risk” vulnerabilities could be used by cyber attackers to gain access to mission-critical information including customer data, product pricing, financial statements, employee information, supply chains, business intelligence, budgeting, planning and forecasting.

Critical Risk vulnerabilities affecting SAP include:

  • SAP OS Command Injection in SCTC_REFRESH_CHECK_ENV
  • SAP OS Command Injection in SCTC_TMS_MAINTAIN_ALOG
  • SAP OS Command Injection in PREPARE_CHECK_CAPACITY
  • SAP OS Command Injection in SCTC_REORG_SPOOL
  • SAP OS Command Injection in SCTC_REFRESH_CONFIG_CTC

As a core business application, Oracle E-Business Suite manages critical information such as Financial, Human Resources and Customer data, Project Portfolio Management, Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an integrated applications suite of comprehensive enterprise resource planning software that combines business value, standards-based technology, and deep industry experience into a business solution with a low total cost of ownership.

“Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities allow attackers to inject client-side scripts into webpages viewed by other users. These vulnerabilities are important because attackers could bypass access controls and gain full access to the system,” said Matias Mevied, Senior Security Researcher, Onapsis.

Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities affecting Oracle E-Business Suite include:

  • CVE-2016-3536: This CVE contains two XSS vulnerabilities affecting Oracle Marketing
  • CVE-2016-3535: The component involved is Oracle CRM Technical Foundation with the sub component Remote Launch
  • CVE-2016-3534: This CVE relates to Open Redirect Attacks
  • CVE-2016-3533: This CVE contains three vulnerabilities related to the Oracle component of Knowledge Management
  • CVE-2016-3532: There are seven vulnerabilities within this CVE that relate to XSS attacks; while they pertain to the same component they have different parameters that are not sanitized
  • CVE-2016-0533: This CVE relates to XSS attacks affecting the Oracle CRM Technical Foundation with the sub component Wireless Framework

The advisories are released by the Onapsis Research Labs, a team of security experts who combine in-depth knowledge and experience to deliver technical analysis with business-context, and provide sound security guidance to the market. The team has reported more than 300 SAP and Oracle vulnerabilities, and has released over 150 advisories to date. Each advisory details the business-context relevance of an identified vulnerability, including impact on a business, a description of the affected components, and steps to resolution such as patch download links and recommended security fixes.

The advisories are publicly available at:

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About Onapsis Research Labs™

SAP and Oracle Security Threat Intelligence is produced by Onapsis Research Labs, a team of leading security experts who combine in-depth knowledge and experience to deliver technical analysis with business context, and provide sound security judgment to the market. The team works closely with SAP and Oracle product security teams to responsibly deliver the information to customers and has released over 150 advisories to date, with over 35 affecting SAP HANA; has consulted on impact with over 180 Onapsis enterprise customers; and regularly presents at leading security and SAP conferences around the world. Onapsis was the first to deliver “SAP Security In-Depth” publications that provide detailed analysis on security risks impacting SAP and SAP HANA.

About Onapsis

Onapsis provides the most comprehensive solutions for securing SAP and Oracle enterprise applications. As the leading experts in SAP and Oracle cyber-security, Onapsis’ patented solutions enable security and audit teams to have visibility, confidence and control of advanced threats, cyber risks and compliance gaps affecting their enterprise applications.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, Onapsis serves over 200 customers including many of the Global 2000. Onapsis’ solutions are also the de-facto standard for leading consulting and audit firms such as Accenture, Deloitte, E&Y, IBM, KPMG and PwC.

Onapsis solutions include the Onapsis Security Platform, which is the most widely-used SAP-certified cyber-security solution in the market. Unlike generic security products, Onapsis’ context-aware solutions deliver both preventative vulnerability and compliance controls, as well as real-time detection and incident response capabilities to reduce risks affecting critical business processes and data. Through open interfaces, the platform can be integrated with leading SIEM, GRC and network security products, seamlessly incorporating enterprise applications into existing vulnerability, risk and incident response management programs.

These solutions are powered by the Onapsis Research Labs which continuously provide leading intelligence on security threats affecting SAP and Oracle enterprise applications. Experts of the Onapsis Research Labs were the first to lecture on SAP cyber-attacks and have uncovered and helped fix hundreds of security vulnerabilities to-date affecting SAP Business Suite, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud and SAP Mobile applications, as well as Oracle JD Edwards and Oracle E-Business Suite platforms.

Onapsis has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,009,837 entitled “Automated Security Assessment of Business-Critical Systems and Applications,” which describes certain algorithms and capabilities behind the technology powering the Onapsis Security Platform™ and Onapsis X1™ software platforms. This patented technology is recognized industry wide and has gained Onapsis the recognition as a 2015 SINET 16 Innovator.

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