PT-2011-47: Denial of Service in SAP

(PT-2011-47) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Denial of Service in SAP

Vulnerable software


Application link:

Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Denial of Service
Access Vector: Network exploitable 

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 4.3
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE: not assign

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected "Denial of Service" vulnerability in SAP.

A vulnerability has been reported in the SAP DIAG protocol parser, which can be exploited by attackers to cause a denial of service.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

02.12.11 - Vendor is notified
02.12.11 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
08.05.12 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
08.08.12 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was discovered by Vladimir Zarichny, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

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