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SAP NetWeaver SOAP Interface Arbitrary Command Execution


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-407
Date Published:
Source: SAP Advisory 1341333
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
SAP NetWeaver 7.02
Vulnerability Description
A command execution vulnerability has been reported in SAP NetWeaver.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of incoming SOAP requests. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious request to the affected service. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can result in arbitrary command execution in the security context of the Administrator user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of a specially crafted SOAP request to the affected service.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the SAP NetWeaver SOAP Interface Arbitrary Command Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: SAP NetWeaver SOAP Interface Arbitrary Command Execution