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[ERPSCAN-12-037] SAP NetWeaver PMI Agent Configuration – XML External Entity

Application: SAP NetWeaver
Versions Affected: SAP NetWeaver
Vendor URL:
Bugs: XML External Entity
Exploits: YES
Reported: 07.12.2011
Vendor response: 08.12.2011
Date of Public Advisory: 22.10.2012
Reference: SAP Security Note 1721309
Author: Dmitry Chastukhin (ERPScan)

SAP NetWeaver PMI XML parser validates all incoming XML requests with user specified DTD.

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.


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