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[DSECRG-11-002] SAP Crystal Reports 2008 - ActiveX insecure methods

Insecure practices found in the library scriptinghelpers.dll. An attacker could construct a html-page containing a call Insecure functions.

[DSECRG-11-002] (Internal DSECRG-00143) SAP Crystal Report Server 2008 scriptinghelpers.dll ActiveX component - Insecure methods

The component contains insecure methods by which you can overwrite any file in the OS, run the executable file, kill process, delete the file.

Application: SAP Crystal Report Server 2008
Versions Affected: SAP Crystal Report Server 2008
Vendor URL:
Bugs: insecure methods
Exploits: YES
Reported: 09.03.2010
Vendor response: 10.03.2010
Date of SAPNOTE Published: 8.10.2010
Date of Public Advisory: 14.01.2011
Authors: Dmitry Chastuhin
Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsecrg [dot] com)

SAP Crystal Report Server 2008 contains a variety of features with which users can manage and share interactive reports and dashboards, as well as provide access to them via the Internet.

Insecure practices found in the library scriptinghelpers.dll. An attacker could construct a html-page containing a call Insecure functions.

1 Insecure method CreateTextFile. Perhaps as the creation and overwrite existing files.

2 Insecure method LaunchProgram. Possible to run an executable file.

3 Insecure Method DeleteFile. Possible removal of any file in the OS.

4 Insecure method Kill. Perhaps the completion of any process, if we know the pid


Fix Information

Solution to this issue is given in the 1458309 security note.

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