SAP BPC Reporting HTTP Requests xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in SAP BPC (affected version unknown). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component Reporting. The manipulation as part of a HTTP Requests leads to a xml external entity vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-611. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

An exploitable XML external entity vulnerability exists in the reporting functionality of SAP BPC. A specially crafted XML request can cause an XML external entity to be referenced, resulting in information disclosure and potential denial of service. An attacker can issue authenticated HTTP requests to trigger this vulnerability.

The bug was discovered 04/19/2018. The weakness was published 08/02/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at talosintelligence.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-16349 since 10/30/2017. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/12/2020).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 105 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.2
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Class: XML External Entity
CWE: CWE-611
ATT&CK: Unknown

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10/30/2017 🔍
04/19/2018 +170 days 🔍
08/02/2018 +104 days 🔍
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03/12/2020 +587 days 🔍

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Vendor: https://www.sap.com

Advisory: talosintelligence.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-16349 (🔍)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150716

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Created: 08/03/2018 07:28 AM
Updated: 03/12/2020 08:16 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
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