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ZDI-12-111 : SAP Netweaver ABAP msg_server.exe Opcode 0x43 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
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ZDI-12-111 : SAP Netweaver ABAP msg_server.exe Opcode 0x43 Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
June 28, 2012

- -- CVE ID:

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

- -- Affected Vendors:

- -- Affected Products:
SAP NetWeaver

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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 msg_server.exe listening on 3900 by
default. When the msg_server parses a message with opcode 0x43 and
sub-opcode 0x04 it uses a user suplied size field to copy a string into a
static sized stack buffer. The resulting buffer overflow can lead to remote
code execution under the context of the 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
2012-06-28 - Coordinated public release of advisory

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

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