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SAP’s December 2022 Security Updates Patch Critical Vulnerabilities

German software maker SAP this week announced the release of 14 new and five updated security notes as part of its December 2022 Security Patch Day, including four notes that address critical vulnerabilities in Business Client, BusinessObjects, NetWeaver, and Commerce.

German software maker SAP this week announced the release of 14 new and five updated security notes as part of its December 2022 Security Patch Day, including four notes that address critical vulnerabilities in Business Client, BusinessObjects, NetWeaver, and Commerce.

With a CVSS score of 10, the most severe of SAP’s security notes updates a note released on April 2018 Patch Day, which deals with software updates for the Chrome-based browser in SAP Business Client.

Over the past month, Google has announced several Chrome updates, including two emergency patches that address zero-day vulnerabilities in versions 107 and 108 of the browser, and SAP is trying to keep up: the security note addresses 34 vulnerabilities, including 24 high-severity issues.

The second security note that SAP marked as hot news – the highest severity ranking in the company’s books – resolves a server-side request forgery (SSRF) in the BusinessObjects platform.

Tracked as CVE-2022-41267 (CVSS score of 9.9), the issue allows an attacker with ‘normal BI user privileges’ to replace any file in the BusinessObjects server, at the operating system level, business application security firm Onapsis explains.

“This enables the attacker to take full control of the system and has a significant impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the application,” Onapsis notes.

The third hot news security note in SAP’s December 2022 Security Patch Day resolves a critical improper access control flaw in NetWeaver’s user defined search (CVE-2022-41272, CVSS score of 9.9) that could allow attackers to perform unauthorized operations.

The last hot news note that SAP released this month deals with a remote command execution bug associated with Apache Commons Text in SAP Commerce (CVE-2022-42889, CVSS score of 9.8).

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Also referred to as Text4Shell, the vulnerability was disclosed in October 2022 and has been compared to the notorious Log4Shell vulnerability, although it is not as widespread.

This month, SAP also announced the release of five high-priority security notes that resolve vulnerabilities in BASIS, Business Planning and Consolidation, BusinessObjects, Commerce, and SAPUI5. Two of these are updates to notes released in October and November 2022.

The remaining security notes that SAP announced on December 2022 Security Patch Day deal with medium-severity vulnerabilities in Disclosure Management, NetWeaver, Solutions Manager, BusinessObjects, Sourcing, and Contract Lifecycle Management.

Related: SAP Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in BusinessObjects, SAPUI5

Related: SAP Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Commerce, Manufacturing Execution Products

Related: SAP Patches High-Severity Flaws in Business One, BusinessObjects, GRC

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Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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