CVE Vulnerabilities


Improper Access Control

Published: Mar 14, 2023 | Modified: Apr 11, 2023
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

SAP NetWeaver AS Java (Object Analyzing Service) - version 7.50, does not perform necessary authorization checks, allowing an unauthenticated attacker to attach to an open interface and make use of an open naming and directory API to access a service which will enable them to access but not modify server settings and data with no effect on availability., resulting in escalation of privileges.


The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Netweaver_application_server_for_java Sap 7.50 (including) 7.50 (including)

Extended Description

Access control involves the use of several protection mechanisms such as:

When any mechanism is not applied or otherwise fails, attackers can compromise the security of the product by gaining privileges, reading sensitive information, executing commands, evading detection, etc. There are two distinct behaviors that can introduce access control weaknesses:

Potential Mitigations

  • Compartmentalize the system to have “safe” areas where trust boundaries can be unambiguously drawn. Do not allow sensitive data to go outside of the trust boundary and always be careful when interfacing with a compartment outside of the safe area.
  • Ensure that appropriate compartmentalization is built into the system design, and the compartmentalization allows for and reinforces privilege separation functionality. Architects and designers should rely on the principle of least privilege to decide the appropriate time to use privileges and the time to drop privileges.