SAP NetWeaver AS Missing Authorization Check (September 2021)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 153441


The remote SAP NetWeaver server is missing an authorization check.


The version of SAP NetWeaver AS installed on the remote host may not perform necessary authorization checks for user privileges, and this can be exploited by a remote, unauthenticated attacker.

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: 153441

File Name: sap_netweaver_as_3078609.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 9/16/2021

Updated: 9/24/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-37535


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: 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: 9/14/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-37535

IAVA: 2021-A-0413