PT-2016-23: Cross-Site Scripting in SAP NetWeaver

Vulnerable software

SAP NetWeaver
Version: 7.x


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v3:
Base Score: 6.1
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

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 Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver.

Reflected cross-site scripting in the "/com.sapportals.navigation.testComponent.NavigationRequestSniffer" component allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTML tags (including JavaScript scripts, etc.) to a page processed by user's browser.

How to fix

Use vendor's advisory:
SAP Security Note 2369469

Advisory status

15.09.2016 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
10.01.2017 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
13.04.2017 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Roman Poneev, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis solutions to more than 1,000 global enterprise clients. Our solutions work seamlessly across your entire business: securing applications in development; assessing your network and application vulnerabilities; assuring compliance with regulatory requirements; and blocking real-time attacks. Our commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on SCADA, Banking, Telecom, Web Application and ERP security, and distinction as the #1 fastest growing Security and Vulnerability Management firm in 2012, as shown in an IDC report*. To learn more about Positive Technologies please visit

*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+