SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Improper Authentication (June 2021)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 150417


The remote SAP NetWeaver server is affected by an improper authentication vulnerability.


An improper authentication vulnerability exists in SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP. ABAP Server and ABAP Platform do not create information about internal and external RFC user in distinguished and consistent format, which may be exploited by malicious users to obtain illegitimate access to the system.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 150417

File Name: sap_netweaver_as_3007182.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 6/9/2021

Updated: 6/11/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-27610


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sap:netweaver_application_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/SAP Netweaver Application Server (AS), Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-27610

IAVA: 2021-A-0281