Security Advisory 07/2018

22. August 2018

by Stefan Schmer, Managing Consultant Security Analysis & Pentests, usd AG.

Vulnerability Disclosure

usd AG penetration testers have identified several security vulnerabilities during security analyses. These vulnerabilities affect the product Lexware Professional 2017. The following vulnerability classes were identified:

  • Broken Authentication
  • Denial of Service
  • Improper Access Control

In accordance with usd AG’s Responsible Disclosure Policy, Haufe-Lexware has been notified of the existence of these vulnerabilities. They took our information seriously and immediately fixed the presented issues. At this point we would like to mention Haufe-Lexware’s professional reaction and thank them for the excellent cooperation. For more detailed information on the identified security vulnerabilities, please refer to our advisory list.

About usd Security Advisories

In order to protect businesses against hackers and criminals, we must ensure that our skills and knowledge are up to date at all times. Therefore, security research is just as important to our work as is building up a security community to promote an exchange of knowledge. After all, more security can only be achieved if many people take on the task.

Our CST Academy and the HeroLab are essential parts of our security mission. We share the knowledge we gain in our practical work and our research through training courses and publications.

In this context, the usd HeroLab publishes a series of papers on current vulnerabilities and security issues.

Always in the name of our mission: “more security.”

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