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PoC exploit available for SAP Solution Manager flaw

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A serious vulnerability in SAP Solution Manager would allow an attacker can authenticate to vulnerable systems by simply trying to connect, a local researcher has warned, adding that a proof-of-concept exploit is circulating.

SolMan is used centrally to manage on-premise, hybrid and cloud systems.

The vulnerability, which affects version 7.2 of the software, has been given the highest CVSS base score of 10.0 and is due to a missing authentication check.

Satnam Narang, staff research engineer at Tenable, said: "The recent publication of a proof-of-concept exploit script for a critical vulnerability in the SAP Solution Manager poses significant challenges for cyber defenders.

"The flaw, identified as CVE-2020-6207, is a missing authentication vulnerability, meaning an attacker can authenticate to vulnerable systems by simply trying to connect.

"The researchers who disclosed the vulnerability say they're seeing active attempts to scan for vulnerable systems that have not yet applied the patches. The patches have been available since March 2020.

"As we highlight in our 2020 Threat Landscape Retrospective report, unpatched vulnerabilities are much more valuable to cyber criminals than zero-day vulnerabilities.

"We also know that threat actors favour vulnerabilities with proof-of-concept exploits, as the Australian Cyber Security Centre noted in their Copy Paste Compromises report from June 2020.

"It is critical that businesses utilizing the SAP Solution Manager in their environments apply patches as soon as possible."


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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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