SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Directory Traversal (3294595)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 174247


The remote SAP NetWeaver server is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


A directory traversal vulnerability exists in SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP and ABAP Platform - versions 700, 701, 702, 731, 740, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 791, allowing an attacker with non-administrative authorizations to exploit a directory traversal flaw in an available service to overwrite the system files. In this attack, no data can be read but potentially critical OS files can be overwritten making the system unavailable.

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: 174247

File Name: sap_netweaver_as_abap_3294595.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/13/2023

Updated: 4/14/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-27269


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.6

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/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: Settings/ParanoidReport, installed_sw/SAP Netweaver Application Server (AS)

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-27269

IAVA: 2023-A-0192