PT-2013-23: Sensitive Information Disclosure in SAP NetWeaver

Vulnerable software

SAP NetWeaver
Version: 7.20 and earlier

Version: 7.31 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Sensitive Information Disclosure
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 4.9
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:P)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

SAP NetWeaver is a service-oriented integration platform and is the technical foundation for many SAP applications since the SAP Business Suite.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Sensitive Information Disclosure vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver.

Thus, obtaining access to the SAP server (access to the table RSECTAB is required), an attacker can retrieve passwords to access other SAP systems, for which RFC connections have been created.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

20.03.2013 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
12.11.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details 
27.11.2013 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Dmitry Sklyarov, Dmitry Gutsko, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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