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SAP NetWeaver ABAP Gateway Memory Corruption

SAP NetWeaver ABAP Gateway Memory Corruption
Posted Oct 22, 2021
Authored by Yvan Genuer | Site onapsis.com

The SAP NetWeaver ABAP Gateway service suffers from multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2021-27597, CVE-2021-27633, CVE-2021-27634
MD5 | 61146f452932ba3f9a85618de0e61ace

SAP NetWeaver ABAP Gateway Memory Corruption

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# Onapsis Security Advisory 2021-0018: [Multiple CVEs] Memory Corruption
vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver ABAP Gateway service


## Impact on Business

An unauthenticated attacker without specific knowledge of the system can
send a
specially crafted packet over a network which will trigger an internal
error in
the system causing the system to crash and rendering it unavailable.


## Advisory Information

- Public Release Date: 11/22/2021
- Security Advisory ID: ONAPSIS-2021-0018
- Researcher(s): Yvan Genuer


## Vulnerability Information

- Vendor: SAP
- Affected Components: All SAP kernel 32 and 64 bits, unicode and no-unicode
- SAP KERNEL 7.22
- SAP KERNEL 7.22EXT
- SAP KERNEL 7.49
- SAP KERNEL 7.53
- SAP KERNEL 7.73
- SAP KERNEL 7.77
- SAP KERNEL 7.81
- SAP KERNEL 8.04

(Check SAP Note 3020209 for detailed information on affected releases)

- Vulnerability Class: CWE-20, CWE-125, CWE-476
- CVSS v3 score: 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
- Risk Level: High
- Assigned CVE:
CVE-2021-27597
CVE-2021-27633
CVE-2021-27634
- Vendor patch Information: SAP Security NOTE 3020209


## Affected Components Description

The SAP Gateway server is the component that manages the communication
between
SAP system and the rest of the world. This is a mandatory service for SAP
Netweaver system, whitout it any background communication to the system is
not
possible, make the system useless.


## Vulnerability Details

CVE-2021-27597: An improper input validation for a memory function in
`GwCheckReceivedSapParams()` exists in SAP RFC Gateway service. The source
pointer is calculated partially with attacker controlled inputs. When this
`GW_REQ*` pointer’s is used again in `GwSearchConn()`, to get another
offset, it
leads to unattended behavior or crash.

CVE-2021-27633: A memory corruption vulnerability exists for `ThCPIC()` in
Disp+work binary through the SAP RFC Gateway service. An attacker can craft
a
malicious RFC packet to reach a particular part of function `ThrtHdlAppc()`,
where inputs, after a few modifications, are sent to disp+work with
`ThSAPCMSEND()`. Leading it to crash in `ThCPIC()`.

CVE-2021-27634: A memory corruption vulnerability exists for
`ThCpicDtCreate()`
in Disp+work binary through the SAP RFC Gateway service. In normal workload,
RFC requests received by the gwrd are forwarded to a work process type DIA
to
perform an ABAP task. These requests are stored in `pendingRequests` part in
memory. An attacker can craft a valid RFC packet and force the service to
store
malicious entry in `pendingRequests` aera. Leading the disp+work to crash.


## Solution

SAP has released SAP Note 3020209 which provide patched versions of the
affected components.

The patches can be downloaded from
https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3020209.

Onapsis strongly recommends SAP customers to download the related
security fixes and apply them to the affected components in order to
reduce business risks.


## Report Timeline

- MM-DD-YYYY:
- 02/01/2021: Onapsis sends details to SAP
- 02/04/2021: SAP provides internal ID
- 02/08/2021: SAP confirms CVSS
- 06/09/2021: SAP releases SAP Note fixing the issue.
- 11/22/2021: Advisory published

## References

- Onapsis blogpost:
https://www.onapsis.com/blog/sap-security-patch-day-june-2021-multiple-memory-corruption-vulnerabilities-can-lead-system
- CVE Mitre:
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-27597
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-27633
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-27634
- Vendor Patch:
https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3020209


## About Onapsis Research Labs

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issues that impact business-critical systems and applications.
Delivering frequent and timely security and compliance advisories with
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and experience to deliver technical and business-context with sound
security judgment to the broader information security community.

Find all reported vulnerabilities at
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## About Onapsis, Inc.

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economy,
from the core to the cloud. The Onapsis Platform uniquely delivers
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insight, secure change, automated governance and continuous monitoring for
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systems—ERP, CRM, PLM, HCM, SCM and BI applications—from leading vendors
such as SAP,
Oracle, Salesforce and others, while keeping them protected and compliant.

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