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Security Compliance for SAP RISE Solutions

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S/4HANA and other ABAP systems provisioned by SAP for RISE customers are based on standard system builds. The builds include default settings to apply security by default based on hardening requirements and best practices. The settings are outlined in SAP Note 3250501 – Information on Mandatory Security Parameters & Hardening Requirements for ABAP systems in …
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SAP Security Notes, February 2024

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Hot news note 3420923 patches a critical code injection vulnerability in the Web Survey component of Application Basis. Prerequisite note 1110803 is required to apply the correction for versions 700-710 and note 1354949 is required for version 711. As a workaround, remote calls to function modules of CA-SUR can be restricted using authorization object S_RFC. …
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SAP Cybersecurity Buyers Guide from SAPinsider

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The SAP Cybersecurity Buyers Guide from SAPinsider provides a valuable, independent assessment of the capabilities of technology vendors and consultants for SAP security solutions and services. The guide reviews key solution providers and consultants in the cybersecurity domain for SAP. It performs a Vendor Capability Assessment across the following areas: Threat Intelligence and DetectionAccess and …
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SAP Security Notes, January 2024

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Hot news note 3412456 deals with a critical privilege escalation vulnerability impacting the development platforms SAP Business Application Studio, SAP Web IDE Full-Stack and SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA. Applications in the node.js JavaScript runtime environment are vulnerable to CVE-2023-49583. Applications developed using @sap/xssec library versions earlier than 3.6.0 and @sap/approuter versions earlier than …
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SAP Solution Manager, Private Cloud Edition, for SAP RISE Customers

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Usage rights for SAP Solution Manager are included in SAP support and maintenance agreements for on-premise SAP solutions. The rights include database licenses for SAP HANA and ASE. Customers with Enterprise Support agreements have usage rights for all functional areas of Solution Manager, whereas customers with Standard Support agreements have restricted rights that include commonly …
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SAP Security Notes, December 2023

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Hot news notes 3350297 and 3399691 patch a critical OS command injection vulnerability in SAP S/4HANA and ECC. The notes are only applicable for installations with active IS-OIL software components. You can use transaction SFW_BROWSER to check the status of the OIB_QCI and OI0_COMMON_2 switches in BUSINESS_FUNCTION_BASIS_COM and COMMODITY_MGMT_&_BULK_LOGISTIC. IS-OIL is active if both switches …
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SAP Security Notes, November 2023

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Hot News note 3355658 patches a critical missing authentication check vulnerability in SAP Business One. The vulnerability has a CVSS Base Score of 9.6/10 with a high impact to confidentiality, integrity and availability. SAP Business One allows read and write-access to SMB shared folders to anonymous users. The impacted components are the Crystal Reports (CR) …
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Security with SAP RISE: A Shared Model of Responsibility

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SAP RISE is a cloud-based service offering from SAP that includes the private edition of SAP S/4HANA Cloud at the core. As part of the offering, SAP maintains privately-managed, single-tenanted accounts for each customer with hyperscale providers including AWS, Azure and GCP. The accounts are fully managed by SAP. Therefore, SAP acts as a cloud …
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SAP Security Notes, October 2023

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Hot news note 3340576 patches a critical missing authorization check in the SAP Common Cryptographic Library (CommonCryptoLib) that could enable attackers to escalate privileges. CommonCryptoLib is installed in multiple SAP products including SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP, SAP NetWeaver AS Java and ABAP Platform of S/4HANA on-premise, as well as SAP HANA Database, SAP Web Dispatcher, …
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Maximize Your SAP Security Budget: How to Cut Costs Without Downgrading Cybersecurity

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According to a recent report from SAPinsider, almost two-thirds of organizations are placing cybersecurity projects on hold or scaling back planned investments in cybersecurity due to the current economic climate. 18 percent of organizations are reducing the size of cybersecurity teams. The latter can have a drastic effect on collaboration and morale. The impact is …
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SAP Security Notes, September 2023

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Hot news notes 3245526 and 3320355 patch critical code injection and information disclosure vulnerabilities in SAP BusinessObjects Intelligence Platform (BOBJ). Note 3245526 was re-released in September with updated support package and patch level details. The note patches a command injection vulnerability that can be exploited to escalate privileges in the platform. The vulnerability impacts the …
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Layer Seven Security Release Updated Ransomware Guide for SAP

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Earlier this month, MGM Resorts reported a major cyber attack that severely disrupted its operations including online and payment processing systems. Threat actors are reported to have breached MGM’s network and systems and exfiltrated several terabytes of sensitive data. The company was forced to shut down several key systems as it worked with law enforcement …
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What to Expect in the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP Version 5.0

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Version 5.0 of the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP (CES) is scheduled for general availability in September. It includes several enhancements, configuration checks and new patterns to improve vulnerability management and threat detection for SAP solutions. This article discusses some of the key changes. Trend AnalysisTrend Analysis is a new application in CES that tracks changes …
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SAP Security Notes, August 2023

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Hot news note 3341460 patches multiple critical vulnerabilities in the data modelling and management solution SAP PowerDesigner. This includes an access control vulnerability for CVE-2023-37483 that has a CVSS score of 9.8/10. The vulnerability can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary queries against back-end databases via proxies. It also includes an information disclosure vulnerability …
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New SEC Rules For Cybersecurity Incident and Risk Management Disclosures

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a final rule on July 26, 2023 that will require public companies to disclose material cybersecurity incidents on Form 8-K within four business days of discovery. In addition, the SEC will now require public companies to disclose on an annual basis in Form 10-K their process for assessing, …
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SAP Security Notes, July 2023

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Hot news note 3350297 for a critical OS command injection vulnerability in SAP ECC and S/4HANA was re-released with instructions for confirming the prerequisites for the note. The IS-OIL component must be enabled in order for the note to be applicable. The note includes instructions for checking whether the component and supporting switches are enabled …
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How to Discover Actively Exploited Vulnerabilities in Your SAP Systems

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SAP systems have a wide attack surface. Threat actors can enumerate and exploit multiple known vulnerabilities in SAP components and programs to compromise SAP solutions. Automated vulnerability scans often reveal hundreds of weaknesses in SAP systems. Remediating each vulnerability requires extensive planning and testing for each impacted system.  Most organizations do not have the resources …
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SAP Security Notes, June 2023

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Notes 3324285 and 3326210 patch high priority vulnerabilities in SAP UI5. The former applies input validation to block the storage and reading of malicious scripts that could lead to cross-site scripting. The latter introduces additional restrictions to prevent the injection of untrusted CSS that can be exploited to perform clickjacking exploits. Note 3326210 includes a …
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Security Patching for SAP Solutions

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The risk of unpatched systems is consistently reported as one of the top three threats to SAP systems in every survey of SAP customers performed by SAPinsider since 2021. Regularly implementing SAP security notes is reported as the most significant action performed by organizations to secure their SAP solutions. Security notes provide include corrections for …
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Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems Report

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Earlier this month, SAPinsider released the 2023 Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems Report. Co-sponsored by Layer Seven Security, the report is based on the findings of a survey of more than 205 security professionals in North America, EMEA, APJ, and LATAM, representing SAP customers across nine industries. The report revealed several trends in 2023 compared …
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SAP Security Notes, May 2023

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Hot news note 3307833 patches a critical information disclosure vulnerability in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BOBJ) platform. The vulnerability can be exploited by authenticated threat actors with administrator privileges to compromise the login token of any logged-in BI user or server over the network. The login ticket can be used to access the platform with …
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Is SAP ASE the Most Vulnerable Point in Your SAP Landscape?

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SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is a widely-used relational database server for SAP solutions. As part of the drive to HANA, SAP is expected to withdraw support for third party databases including Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. Standard support for Oracle 19c, for example, will end in April 2024. Oracle 19c is the highest release of …
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SAP Security Notes, April 2023

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Hot news note 3305369 patches missing authentication check and code injection vulnerabilities in the SAP Diagnostics Agent. The note removes the EventLogServiceCollector and OSCommand Bridge components from the Agent to address the vulnerability. The patch does not effect metric data collection for data collectors that use the Agent. However, it will disable metric testing. Hot …
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What’s New in the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP

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The new release of the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP (CES) is scheduled for general availability on April 24. It includes several important enhancements, configuration checks and patterns for threat detection to further protect SAP solutions from advanced cyber threats. The prior release of the CES provided capabilities for SAP customers to automatically discover and remove …
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