SAP NetWeaver ABAP Flaw in 'msg_server.exe' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027211|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1027211
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Aug 17 2012|
Original Entry Date: Jun 27 2012
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
A vulnerability was reported in SAP NetWeaver. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
A remote user can send specially crafted data to corrupt the stack and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.
Packages with opcode 0x43 can trigger this flaw.
The vendor was notified on October 28, 2011.
e6af8de8b1d4b2b6d5ba2610cbf9cd38 reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.
A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
The vendor has issued a fix.|
[Editor's note: The report did not indicate the relevant SAP note.]
Vendor URL: www.sap.com/ (Links to External Site)
|Underlying OS: Windows (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [Full-disclosure] ZDI-12-104 : SAP Netweaver ABAP msg_server.exe Parameter Value Remote Code Execution Vulnerability|
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ZDI-12-104 : SAP Netweaver ABAP msg_server.exe Parameter Value Remote Code
June 27, 2012
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- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of SAP NetWeaver ABAP. Authentication is not
required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the way SAP NetWeaver handles packages with
opcode 0x43. If a package with sub opcode 0x4 contains a long parameter
value string NetWeaver will eventually write a \x00 byte onto the stack to
mark the end of the string. The location of this null byte is dependent on
user supplied data and the resulting stack corruption can lead to remote
code execution under the context of the running process.
- -- Vendor Response:
SAP has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be
- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-10-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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