PT-2012-24: Directory traversal in SAP NetWeaver

Vulnerable software

SAP NetWeaver
Version: 7.x


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Arbitrary File Reading
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 5.0
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

SAP NetWeaver is a special software solution by SAP that is a basis for all SAP Business Suite applications.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected "Directory traversal" vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver.

The system incorrectly checks reading file name that allows attackers to bypass filtering and read arbitrary files.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

16.07.2012 - Vendor is notified
16.07.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
14.05.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
13.09.2013 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Pavel Toporkov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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