A supply chain vulnerability in the SAP transport system that allows attackers to infiltrate the change management or software deployment process has been identified by a cybersecurity provider based in Germany. A patch has been published by SAP SE to fix the issue that threatens all SAP environments that share a single transport directory.
SAP transport system vulnerable to malicious interference
SAP software products are used by companies across the globe, with many providing critical infrastructure, food, energy, and medical supplies. The internal SAP development supply chain is used by customers to request additional functionality and in-house developments to the SAP standard, with changes provided via various staging systems of the respective SAP landscape with SAP transport requests. These requests should not be modified after they have been exported from the central transport directory and released.