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[ERPSCAN-12-045] SAP NetWeaver SDM – denial of service

Application: SAP NetWeaver SDM
Versions Affected: SAP NetWeaver SDM
Vendor URL:
Bugs: DoS
Exploits: YES
Reported: 10.02.2012
Vendor response: 11.02.2012
Date of Public Advisory: 10.12.2012
Reference: SAP Security Note 1724516
Authors: Alexander Polyakov (ERPScan)

SAP NetWeaver SDM service, which listens to port 5NN18 by default, is vulnerable to a denial of service attack executed with one request.

Business Risk
A remote attacker can send a malicious packet to SAP NetWeaver server via the Internet or inside company and conduct a denial of service attack by resource exhaustion. This will stop the server and all business processes running on it. It can lead to monetary and reputational loss.