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Deserialization of Untrusted Data


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


In some workflow of SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform (Central Management Console and BI LaunchPad), an authenticated attacker with low privileges can intercept a serialized object in the parameters and substitute with another malicious serialized object, which leads to deserialization of untrusted data vulnerability. This could highly compromise the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of the system.

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  • HIGH
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  • HIGH
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CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data

Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerabilities enable an attacker to replace or manipulate a serialized object, replacing it with malicious data. When the object is deserialized at the victim's end the malicious data is able to compromise the victim’s system. The exploit can be devastating, its impact may range from privilege escalation, broken access control, or denial of service attacks to allowing unauthorized access to the application's internal code and logic which can compromise the entire system.


Advisory Timeline

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