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[ERPSCAN-12-033] SAP NetWeaver BW – XML External Entity

Application: SAP BW
Versions Affected: SAP BASIS 6.40/7.02 maybe others
Vendor URL:
Bugs:XML External Entity
Exploits: YES
Reported: 13.05.2011
Vendor response: 14.05.2011
Date of Public Advisory: 30.06.2012
Reference: SAP Security Note 1597066
Author: Alexey Tyurin (ERPScan)

XXE vulnerability in SAP BW can lead to arbitary file reading or an SMBRelay attack.

Business Risk
By exploiting this vulnerability, an internal or external attacker will be able to access any files located in the SAP server file system. With the help of this access it is possible to obtain sensitive technical and business-related information stored in the vulnerable SAP system.