CYBSEC - Security Advisory: Phishing Vector in SAP BC (Business Connector)



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Advisory Name: Phishing Vector in SAP BC (Business Connector)

Vulnerability Class: Phishing Vector / Improper Input Validation

Release Date: 05/15/2006

Affected Applications:
* SAP BC Core Fix 7 (and below)

Affected Platforms:
* Platform-Independent

Local / Remote: Remote

Severity: Low

Author: Leandro Meiners.

Vendor Status:
* Confirmed, patch released.

Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy:
http://www.cybsec.com/vulnerability_policy.pdf

Product Overview:
=================

SAP Business Connector (SAP BC) is a middleware application based on B2B
integration server from webMethods. It enables communication between SAP
applications and SAP R/3 and non-SAP applications, by making all SAP
functions accessible to business partners over the Internet as an
XML-based service.
The SAP Business Connector uses the Internet as a communication platform
and XML or HTML as the data format. It integrates non-SAP products by
using an open, non-proprietary technology.

Vulnerability Description:
==========================

SAP BC was found to provide a vector to allow Phishing scams against the
SAP BC administrator.

Technical Details:
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The parameter url of the page adapter-index.dsp allows absolute URLs,
such as http://www.google.com. This can be used to mount a Phishing scam
by sending a link like
http://sapbc/WmRoot/adapter-index.dsp?url=http://www.attacker.com that
if clicked by the administrator (while logged in, or logs in after
clicking) will load the attacker's site webpage inside an HTML frame.

Impact:
=======

This can be used to mount a Phishing scam by sending a link, that if
clicked by the administrator (while logged in, or logs in after
clicking) will load the attacker's site webpage inside an HTML frame.

Solutions:
==========

SAP released a patch regarding this issue, which requires Server Core
Fix 7. Details can be found in SAP note 908349.

Vendor Response:
================

* 12/06/2005: Initial Vendor Contact.
* 12/07/2005: Technical details for the vulnerabilities sent to vendor.
* 12/19/2005: Solutions provided by vendor for all vulnerabilities.
* 02/15/2006: Coordinate release of pre-advisory without technical
details.
* 05/15/2006: Coordinate release of advisory with technical details.

Contact Information:
====================

For more information regarding the vulnerability feel free to contact
the author at lmeiners<at>cybsec.com.

For more information regarding CYBSEC: www.cybsec.com

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Leandro Meiners
CYBSEC S.A. Security Systems
E-mail: lmeiners@xxxxxxxxxx
Tel/Fax: [54-11] 4382-1600
Web: http://www.cybsec.com
PGP-Key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?search=lmeiners&op=index

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