SAP Security Patch Day – October 2022
October 11th is not only the monthly SAP Security Patch Day. It is also the 1st day of the annual DSAG conference, this year taking place in Leipzig. The German-speaking SAP user community will meet in Leipzig from 11-13 October, and the topic of the SAP Security Dashboard is coming back. A holistic overview of current and actual vulnerabilities manifested in security events, including a reliable overview of relevant and pending SAP Security Patches, has been desired by SAP customers for many years. So, the desired dashboard would show 15 new SAP security notes for the October SAP Security Patch Day. Ideally, only those Notes applicable to the customer landscape would show as pending implementation. This would make patching considerably easier for customers, as manual checking for all systems is time-consuming and often prone to errors.
SecurityBridge customers already have access to a patch management dashboard, which is desired and demanded by many companies running SAP. Looking at the corrections released in October’s Patch Day, the dashboard is useful to quickly triage and coordinate patching based on the SAP products you have installed.
SAP Security Patches October 2022
From September 14th to October 11th, 22 SAP security patches were released or updated. Seventeen notes (15 new and two updates) were officially assigned to the October Patch Day by the SAP Response Team.
With a CVSS of 9.9, note 3242933 classifies as a “Hot News” priority. SAP corrects a file path traversal vulnerability in SAP Manufacturing Execution. However, there is one more “Hot News” note (CVSS 9.6), a patch dealing with a clickjacking vulnerability in the SAP Commerce login form ( SNote 3239152 ). Customers using the affected SAP products should take immediate action because, according to our experts, the existing vulnerabilities pose a direct exploitation risk.
We should be concerned about five other corrections for vulnerabilities with a high-priority classification. Users of the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise and SAP BusinessObjects products are affected. For a complete list of released SAP security patches, please see our overview below:
Summary by Severity
The October release contains a total of 17 patches for the following severities: