Menu
Use SAP's mobile platform? Patch now to avoid these 'high risk' vulnerabilities

Use SAP's mobile platform? Patch now to avoid these 'high risk' vulnerabilities

The flaws could give attackers access to encrypted information

Mobile security

Mobile security

Three high risk vulnerabilities in SAP Mobile could give attackers access to encrypted information stored in mobile devices, security firm Onapsis reported Wednesday.

All three vulnerabilities were recently fixed by SAP, but systems are only safe if the patches are applied.

"SAP runs so many of the world's largest enterprises that any vulnerability must be taken very seriously," said Nicholas Taylor, CEO of Netlogx, another security provider.

One of the flaws enables keystream recovery and could allow an attacker with access to a vulnerable device to decrypt credentials and other sensitive information stored within, Onapsis said. The attacker could then potentially connect to other business systems to access additional data.

Because of predictable encryption passwords for configuration values, meanwhile, another flaw makes it possible for attackers to decrypt and modify sensitive configuration values used by SAP business applications. That, in turn, could expose a broad set of software to an attack.

The third vulnerability exploits predictable encryption storage passwords, giving attackers the ability to read sensitive information stored in the vulnerable device, including log-in credentials. With that information, an attacker could potentially connect to business applications and access or modify business information.

Companies use SAP's mobile platform to create and deploy apps for their employees, partners and customers. Depending on how an organization uses the technology, the flaws could offer access to mission-critical information including customer data, product pricing, financial statements, employee information, supply chains, business intelligence, budgeting, planning and forecasting, Onapsis said.

We provide recommendations on the secure setup and operation of SAP systems, and we regularly issue critical security patches," SAP said in response to the report. "Although we strongly urge customers to implement those patches and recommendations in a timely manner, we often do not have control over when this is done."

SAP users are advised to implement security patches as they are issued, it said.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags securityenterprise resource planningmobile securitySalesforce.comsoftwareapplicationsSAPExploits / vulnerabilities

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments