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SAP Download Manager flaw exposed user password

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An attacker who manages to get access to a user’s configuration file for SAP Download Manager might be able to obtain the stored proxy password.

Are you a SAP user? Do you use the SAP Download Manager that allows downloading of software packages and support notes? You urgently need to update it in orderto fix a serious vulnerability that could be exploited to expose your password.

According to experts at Core Security, a local attacker who is able to access the user’s configuration file in SAP Download Manager might be able to obtain the stored proxy password.

“SAP Download Manager [1] is a Java application offered by SAP that allows downloading software packages and support notes. This program stores the user’s settings in a configuration file. Sensitive values, such as the proxy username and password if set, are stored encrypted using a fixed static key” states thesecurity advisorypublished byCore Security.

The flaw affects the SAP Download Manager version up to 2.1.142...(continued)

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