[ERPSCAN-14-025] SAP Kernel – RCE, DoS

Application: SAP NetWeaver Dispatcher
Versions Affected: SAP Kernel 7.00 32BIT, 7.40 64BIT
Vendor URL: http://www.sap.com
Bugs: Buffer Overflow – RCE, DoS
Exploits: YES
Reported: 25.08.2014
Vendor response: 25.08.2014
Date of Public Advisory: 15.12.2014
Reference: SAP Security Note 2059734
Author: George Nosenko (ERPScan)

The vulnerability has been found in SAP NetWeaver Dispatcher and can allow an authenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or lead to denial of service conditions.

Class: Buffer overflow [CWE-119], [CWE-20]
Impact: Allows an unauthorized attacker to execute remote code
Remotely Exploitable: Yes
Locally Exploitable: No
CVE Name: CVE-2014-9594

Business Risk
An attacker can use a denial of service vulnerability for terminating the process of the vulnerable component. As a result, nobody can use this service, which has a negative influence on business processes. System downtime also harms business reputation.


  • SAP KERNEL 7.00 32BIT, disp+work.exe (7000.52.12.34966)
  • SAP KERNEL 7.40 64BIT, disp+work.exe (7400.12.21.30308)

Other versions are probably affected too, but they were not checked.

To correct this vulnerability, install SAP Security Note 2059734.

The vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver Dispatcher can allow an authenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. It can also lead to denial of service.


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