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SAP Security Patch Day – December 2016

This post by SAP Product Security Response Team shares information on Patch Day Security Notes* that are released on second Tuesday of every month and fix vulnerabilities discovered in SAP products. SAP strongly recommends that customers visit the Support Portal and apply patches on a priority to protect their SAP landscape.

On 13th of December 2016, SAP Security Patch Day saw the release of 20 Patch Day Security Notes. Additionally, there were 3 updates to previously released Security Notes.

As of March 01, 2016, SAP Security Note prioritization is based on CVSS v3 Base score. The revised prioritization scheme is aligned with the industry’s best practice, and to provide better transparency to our customers. From March 2016 security patch day, all patch day security notes will carry CVSS v3 Base score and vector information to assist our customers in their risk assessment. For further details, please refer to our blog on CVSS v3.


Security Notes vs Vulnerability Type – December 2016

Security Notes vs Priority Distribution (July 2016 – December 2016)**

* Patch Day Security Notes are all notes that fix vulnerabilities reported by external sources and internal findings with priority “Very High”.
* Support Package Security Notes fix vulnerabilities found internally with priority “Low”, “Medium” and “High”.

** Any Patch Day Security Note released after the second Tuesday, will be accounted for in the following SAP Security Patch Day.

To know more about the security researchers and research companies who have contributed to security patches of this month visit SAP Product Security Response Acknowledgement Page

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SAP Product Security Response Team

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      Author's profile photo Frank Buchholz
      Frank Buchholz

      Customers who like to handle all Security Notes which are published or updated after the previous Patch Day see 32 notes: -> All Security Notes -> Filter for notes which have been published / updated after Nov. 8th 2016