Virtual Event: Threat Detection and Incident Response Summit - Watch Sessions
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



SAP Patches Critical Vulnerabilities With May 2023 Security Updates

SAP released 18 new security notes on May 2023 Security Patch Day, including two that resolve critical vulnerabilities in 3D Visual Enterprise License Manager and BusinessObjects.

German enterprise software maker SAP this week announced the release of 18 new security notes on its May 2023 Security Patch Day, including two ‘hot news’ notes that deal with critical vulnerabilities.

One of the hot news notes resolves five vulnerabilities in the Reprise License Manager (RLM) 14.2 component of SAP 3D Visual Enterprise License Manager.

The most severe of these issues is CVE-2021-44152 (CVSS score of 9.8), an improper authentication/authorization check that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to change the password of any user account.

“This allows an attacker to change the password of any known user, thereby preventing valid users from accessing the system and granting the attacker full access to that user’s account,” a NIST advisory reads.

Of the remaining four bugs, three are high-severity and one is medium-severity.

Manually disabling the affected RLM web interface should resolve the issue, enterprise security firm Onapsis explains.

The second hot news security note released on SAP’s May 2023 Security Patch Day addresses multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in the BusinessObjects Intelligence Platform, which are collectively tracked as CVE-2023-28762 (CVSS score of 9.1).

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The most severe of these flaws allows an attacker logged in as administrator to retrieve the login token of any logged-in user or server, without user interaction. This allows the attacker to impersonate any user on the platform to access and modify data and make the system partially or entirely unavailable.

The security note, Onapsis explains in its analysis of the SAP patches, replaces five security notes released in 2022 to address the information disclosure bugs in BusinessObjects, all of which were updated on Tuesday.

SAP released seven new ‘high priority’ notes this week, to resolve vulnerabilities in NetWeaver, IBP Excel add-in, PowerDesigner (Proxy), Commerce, GUI for Windows, and SAPUI5. Seven medium-priority and two low-priority notes were also released on Tuesday.

According to Onapsis, one other security note that SAP has updated this month – but which is not mentioned in the company’s release notes – brings the latest patches for the Chromium browser included in Business Client.

This update is not surprising, considering that Google resolved two zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome only a few weeks ago.

Related: SAP Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Diagnostics Agent, BusinessObjects

Related: SAP Releases Five ‘Hot News’ Notes on March 2023 Patch Day

Related: SAP’s February 2023 Security Updates Patch High-Severity Vulnerabilities

Written By

Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

Click to comment

Daily Briefing Newsletter

Subscribe to the SecurityWeek Email Briefing to stay informed on the latest threats, trends, and technology, along with insightful columns from industry experts.

SecurityWeek’s Threat Detection and Incident Response Summit brings together security practitioners from around the world to share war stories on breaches, APT attacks and threat intelligence.


Securityweek’s CISO Forum will address issues and challenges that are top of mind for today’s security leaders and what the future looks like as chief defenders of the enterprise.


Expert Insights

Related Content


Less than a week after announcing that it would suspended service indefinitely due to a conflict with an (at the time) unnamed security researcher...

Data Breaches

OpenAI has confirmed a ChatGPT data breach on the same day a security firm reported seeing the use of a component affected by an...

Risk Management

The supply chain threat is directly linked to attack surface management, but the supply chain must be known and understood before it can be...


The latest Chrome update brings patches for eight vulnerabilities, including seven reported by external researchers.


Patch Tuesday: Microsoft warns vulnerability (CVE-2023-23397) could lead to exploitation before an email is viewed in the Preview Pane.


Apple has released updates for macOS, iOS and Safari and they all include a WebKit patch for a zero-day vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-23529.

IoT Security

A group of seven security researchers have discovered numerous vulnerabilities in vehicles from 16 car makers, including bugs that allowed them to control car...

Application Security

Drupal released updates that resolve four vulnerabilities in Drupal core and three plugins.