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Security Alerting with SAP Focused Run

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SAP Focused Run provides real-time application monitoring, alerting and analytics for large-scale SAP landscapes and hosting providers. It leverages SAP HANA to support centralized monitoring for up to thousands of systems in high-volume environments. Focused Run is intended to complement Solution Manager in SAP landscapes by substituting configuration, integration, system, and user monitoring scenarios from …
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SAP Security Notes, December 2022

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Hot news notes 3267780 and 3273480 patch critical broken authentication vulnerabilities in SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java (AS Java). Threat actors can exploit the vulnerabilities to attach to an open interface exposed through JNDI by the Messaging System and User Defined Search (UDS) of SAP NetWeaver AS Java. Once attached, they can make use of …
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Securing the Journey to SAP S/4HANA

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Earlier this month, Layer Seven Security released the new whitepaper Securing the Journey to SAP S/4HANA: A Security Framework for S/4HANA Migrations. The whitepaper provides a comprehensive guide to S/4HANA security to support the transition from SAP ERP to S/4HANA. Mainstream maintenance for ERP will end in December 2027. Therefore, organizations must migrate to S/4HANA …
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SAP Security Notes, November 2022

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Hot news note 3243924 for CVE-2022-41203 patches a critical vulnerability related to insecure deserialization of untrusted data in the Central Management Console (CMC) and BI Launchpad of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform (BOBJ). The vulnerability impacts versions 4.2 and 4.3 of BOBJ and can be exploited by threat actors to bypass authentication, inject malicious code, …
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Securing Microsoft Platforms with the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP

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SAP systems consist of multiple integrated technological layers. SAP solutions comprise the application layer. The application layer is supported by database and operating system layers. The layers are closely integrated to form a software ecosystem linked through several connections including trust relationships that bond the layers to form an SAP system. The layers are more …
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SAP Security Notes, October 2022

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Hot news note 3239152 patches a critical URL redirection vulnerability in SAP Commerce Cloud. The vulnerability can be exploited to manipulate URLs and redirect users to logon pages controlled by threat actors. User submissions served by attacker-controlled servers can be used to steal logon credentials and hijack accounts. Note 3239152 includes a fix for specific …
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Maintaining System Inventories with SAP Solution Manager

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Maintaining an accurate and complete inventory of SAP systems is an important requirement for cybersecurity. It enables organizations to assess and prioritize risk management, ensure systems are not accidentally overlooked and exposed to threats, plan and track maintenance activities such as upgrades to apply security patches, and recover rapidly from security incidents including data breaches …
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SAP Security Notes, September 2022

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Note 3237075 patches a high priority vulnerability in SAP GRC Access Control that could be exploited by attackers to access Firefighter sessions even after they are closed in the Firefighter Logon Pad. Firefighter IDs are dedicated user identities with elevated privileges that are activated when required and controlled through Emergency Access Management (EAM) in SAP …
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Securing Custom SAPUI5 Applications using the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP

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SAPUI5 is the foundation of Fiori applications in SAP solutions such as SAP HANA and S/4HANA. It provides a HTML5 framework for developing flexible and user-friendly applications that perform consistently across all browsers, platforms, and devices, and integrate with ABAP programs using APIs such as OData services. The SAPUI5 library is based on the jQuery …
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SAP Security Notes, August 2022

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Note 3102769 was rereleased in August with updated solution information. The workaround detailed in the original note has been moved to the new note 3221696. The workaround provides steps for deactivating the SAP IKS component to address a high priority cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in SAP Knowledge Warehouse. Note 3150454 was also updated to enforce …
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SAP Security Notes, July 2022

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There were several high priority security notes released in July for multiple vulnerabilities in SAP Business One. Note 3212997 patches an information disclosure issue that arises during the integration between Business One and SAP HANA. The vulnerability can be exploited to access privileged account credentials through the HANA cockpit’s data volume. Customers can switch from …
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SAP Security Notes, June 2022

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Note 3158375 patches a high priority vulnerability in the SAProuter that can be exploited by attackers to execute administration commands from remote clients. The SAProuter is designed to accept administration commands from local clients only. However, this restriction can be bypassed in installations with specific entries in the saprouttab, the root permission table for the …
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30 Percent of Security Notes in System Recommendations are False Positives

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System Recommendations (SysRec) in SAP Solution Manager automatically calculates relevant security notes for SAP systems based on the available software and application components in each system. It provides a cross-system view for required notes using a customizable, user-friendly interface. The use of SysRec is recommended by SAP for the lifecycle management of notes. It connects …
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SAP Security Notes, May 2022

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Hot news note 3165801 patches a critical missing authorization check in SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP. The notes introduces an authorization check for object S_OC_SEND to prevent the transmission of the contents of ABAP list output from the System Menu via e-mail. The note impacts all versions of SAP_BASIS from 700 to 788. Notes 2756188 …
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Security Analytics with SAP Focused Run

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SAP Focused Run delivers real-time application monitoring, alerting and analytics for large-scale SAP landscapes and hosting providers that need to monitor customer SAP installations from a central platform. It leverages the power of SAP HANA to support centralized monitoring for thousands of systems in high-volume environments. Focused Run is intended to complement SAP Solution Manager …
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SAP Security Notes, April 2022

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The central note 3170990 consolidates security notes for the critical Spring4Shell vulnerability. Spring4Shell is addressed by CVE-2022-22965. This is related to a remote code execution vulnerability in the open-source Java Spring Framework. Successful exploitation requires Apache Tomcat for serving applications built as a WAR file. Notes 3189428, 3187290, 3189429, 3189635 and 3171258 patch Sping4Shell in …
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Patch Your SAP Systems with SAP Solution Manager

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Regularly patching SAP systems is the single most important action you can take to secure business-critical SAP applications from cyber threats. Despite the concern surrounding zero-day vulnerabilities, every known SAP exploit targets existing vulnerabilities patched by SAP through security notes. In other words, there is no evidence of the exploitation of zero-day vulnerabilities for SAP …
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SAP Security Notes, March 2022

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Note 3123396 patches SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP and the Web Dispatcher for CVE-2022-22536. This is related to the ICMAD (Internet Communication Manager Advanced Desync) vulnerability that was the subject of alerts from multiple threat intelligence agencies including CISA and CERT-EU. ICMAD is a memory corruption vulnerability that can be exploited through a single HTTP …
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Monitoring SuccessFactors with SAP Solution Manager

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SuccessFactors is a cloud SaaS solution from SAP for Human Capital Management. It includes a suite of applications for core HR functions such as employee management, recruitment, and payroll.  It is often closely integrated with HCM functions in cloud or on-premise ERP systems using the Integration Add-On for SAP ERP HCM. The integration can be …
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SAP Security Notes, February 2022

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The central note 3131047 was updated with the addition of security notes 3142773 and 3139893 for the critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Apache Log4J 2 component. The new notes patch Log4Shell in SAP Commerce and SAP Dynamic Authorization Management and include manual procedures to apply both patches and workarounds. Note 3140940 patches a …
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CISA, FBI Warn Organizations to Protect Against State-Sponsored Malware

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a joint statement to advise organizations to prepare for increased cyber activity in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. According to the advisory, there is a risk that Russian cyber attacks will spread to government and business networks …
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Security Advisory for Critical SAP ICMAD Vulnerabilities

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International threat intelligence agencies including the U.S Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU (CERT-EU) issued security advisories last week for critical vulnerabilities in the SAP Internet Communication Manager (ICM). The ICM supports inbound and outbound communication with SAP systems using the HTTP(S) protocol. It is a …
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SAP Security Notes, January 2022

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Multiple Hot News notes were released in January as part of SAP’s continued efforts to patch solutions impacted by the critical Log4Shell vulnerability. This includes Process Orchestration (note 3130521), Data Intelligence (3130920) and Business One (3131740). The central note 3131047 consolidates patches for the remote code execution vulnerability in the vulnerable Apache Log4j 2 component. …
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