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ZDI-12-104 : SAP Netweaver ABAP msg_server.exe Parameter Value Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:40:20 +0000

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ZDI-12-104 : SAP Netweaver ABAP msg_server.exe Parameter Value Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
June 27, 2012

- -- CVE ID:

- -- CVSS:
10, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:

- -- Affected Products:
SAP NetWeaver

- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12407.
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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
found at:

- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-10-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* e6af8de8b1d4b2b6d5ba2610cbf9cd38

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