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SAP Security Notes, March 2020

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Hot News note 2845377 patches a missing authentication check in the Diagnostics Agent. The Agent is a component of the Solution Manager landscape. It commonly connects to the Java server in Solution Manager through the J2EE Message Server HTTP port. This is recommended by SAP. However, it can also connect to Solution Manager using a …
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Security Forensics with SAP Solution Manager

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Security Forensics in SAP Solution Manager supports centralized log monitoring for SAP landscapes. The Fiori application from Layer Seven Security enables users to analyze incidents across multiple logs and systems directly from Solution Manager, helping organizations to detect and respond to security breaches. It also protects against anti-forensics.  Since event logs are replicated to a …
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SAP Security Notes, February 2020

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Note 2841053 patches a high risk Denial of Service (DOS) Vulnerability in the SAP Host Agent. Username/password-based authentication requests for the SAP Host Agent are delegated to operating systems or LDAP, Active Directory and other authentication platforms. Operating systems and authentication platforms often include mechanisms to limit parallel logon requests in order to protect against …
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Webinar Playback: SIEM Integration for SAP

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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems support centralized security monitoring across networks. They ingest and analyze data from hosts, routers, switches, firewalls and other components to identify and respond to security threats. SIEM systems can ingest data directly from SAP application logs. However, direct integration is complex and laborious. It also requires high maintenance …
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Prevent Configuration Drift with SAP Solution Manager

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Maintaining system security in dynamic SAP environments is a constant challenge. New users are added every day. Permissions for existing users are constantly updated to keep up with changing requirements. Software updates, transports and other changes introduce new components or developments and often necessitate changes to system settings. With each change, even hardened systems can …
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SAP Security Notes, January 2020

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Note 2822074 patches a missing authorization check in the Business Object Repository (BOR) of SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP. The note introduces the switchable authorization check objects S_BOR_RFC and S_BOR_PRX to supplement the generic S_RFC authorization. The new objects should be activated using transaction SACF to secure remote access to BOR. Note 2844646 is a …
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Whitepaper: SIEM Integration for SAP

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Download the new whitepaper for SAP-SIEM integration from Layer Seven Security. The whitepaper outlines recommended settings for the Security Audit Log, HANA audit log, and other logs to support advanced threat detection. It discusses the challenges of direct integration of SAP logs with SIEM systems in terms of complexity, log volume, maintenance, and event correlation. …
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SAP Security Notes, December 2019

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Note 2871877 patches multiple high priority vulnerabilities in Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Workbenches in SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). This includes missing authorizations checks for authenticated users that could lead to an escalation of privileges, and directory traversal caused by insufficient path validation. The latter vulnerability could enable attackers to read, overwrite, delete, or …
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Season’s Greetings

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2019 was a stellar year. In case you missed them, check out the enhancements we rolled out during the year >  CVA – SolMan Integration – Monitor vulnerabilities in your custom programs using SAP Code Vulnerability Analyzer and SAP Solution Manager >  Fiori Reports & Dashboards – Manage vulnerabilities and threats directly from the SAP Fiori …
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SAP Security Notes, November 2019

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Hot News Note 2839864 updates Note 2808158 for a high risk OS Command Injection vulnerability in the SAP Diagnostics Agent. The vulnerability exists within the OS Command Plugin of the Agent, accessible through transaction GPA_ADMIN and the OS Command Console. Note 2839864 provides a patch for the LM_SERVICE for Support Pack levels 6-9 of the …
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SIEM Integration with SAP Solution Manager

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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms combine the ability to collect log data from applications, hosts, routers, switches, firewalls and other endpoints with the ability to analyze events in real time. They support threat detection, event correlation and incident response with alerting and reporting capabilities. SIEM platforms require complete coverage for maximum yield. In …
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SAP Security Notes, October 2019

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Hot News Note 2828682 patches a vulnerability in SAP Landscape Management Enterprise that could lead to the disclosure of critical information. Although the notes carries a CVSS score of 9.1/10, the vulnerability addressed by the note can only be executed under specific, uncommon conditions. In addition to implementing SAP Landscape Management 3.0 SP12 Patch 02, …
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SAP Security Notes, September 2019

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Hot News Note 2798336 patches a critical code injection vulnerability in NetWeaver Application Server for Java (AS Java). A program error in the Web Container of AS Java could enable attackers to bypass input validation and execute dynamic content such as malicious code. The note includes updates for the J2EE Engine and API components. Note …
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SAP Vulnerability Assessment vs Penetration Testing

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Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing both serve important functions for protecting business applications against security threats. The approaches are complementary but should be deployed sequentially. Penetration testing against systems and applications that have not been hardened based on the results of vulnerability assessments is inadvisable since the results are predictable.  The objective of penetration testing …
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SAP Security Notes, August 2019

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Hot News Note 2800779 patches a remote code execution vulnerability in the SAP NetWeaver UDDI Server. The vulnerability carries a CVSS score of 9.9/10 and could be exploited to take complete control of the Services Registry, including viewing, changing, or deleting data by injecting code into the working memory which is subsequently executed by the …
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SAP Security Notes, July 2019

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Hot News Note 2808158 patches a critical code injection vulnerability in the SAP Diagnostics Agent. The Agent is required to monitor operating systems and discover the database cluster topology from SAP Solution Manager. It is not required for monitoring the security of SAP systems with Solution Manager. Security-relevant data is collected or monitored primarily through …
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Monitoring Security Alerts with SAP Solution Manager

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There are several apps available in SAP Solution Manager for monitoring security alerts for SAP systems. The most longstanding is the Alert Inbox which provides an overview of alerts by process area. Guided procedures for investigating security alerts are executed from the Alert Inbox. Another option is System Monitoring which provides a more user-friendly interface …
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Recommended Settings for SAP Logging and Auditing

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The Cybersecurity Extension for SAP Solution Manager monitors SAP event logs to automatically detect and alert for indicators of compromise. The monitoring interval can be customized for each security metric based on risk and sizing. An interval of 60 seconds, for example, can support real-time threat detection. However, real-time detection is only useful when supported …
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SAP Security Notes, June 2019

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Note 2748699 provides instructions for securing the credentials of the standard user SM_EXTERN_WS in SAP Solution Manager. SM_EXTERN_WS is used by CA Introscope Enterprise Manager (EM) to collect monitoring metrics from mainly non-ABAP components in SAP landscapes. The metrics are collected via the Introscope Push web service. The credentials for SM_EXTERN_WS including the automatically generated …
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Webinar Playback: Holistic SAP Cybersecurity with CVA & SolMan

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Watch the playback of this month’s webinar to learn how you can implement holistic cybersecurity for your SAP systems with Code Vulnerability Analyzer and Solution Manager. CVA performs static code analysis to detect vulnerabilities in custom code. SAP Solution Manager detects vulnerabilities and threats in SAP systems including components such as the gateway server, message server …
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SAP Security Notes, May 2019

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Note 1408081 was updated in May in response to the recent 10KBLAZE exploits targeting vulnerabilities in the gateway server. The note includes revised instructions for maintaining access control lists in the gateway security files reg_info and sec_info for different kernel versions. The access control lists should be configured to control external server registrations and program …
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10KBLAZE: Secure Your Systems with SAP Solution Manager

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On May 2, the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert for SAP customers in response to the disclosure of new exploits targeting vulnerable SAP components. According to some reports, the so-called 10KBLAZE exploits could impact 90% of SAP installations worldwide. The exploits target misconfigurations in the gateway server and message server installed in most …
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