The advisory for SAP Solution Manager adresses a "[CVE-2020-6235] Missing authentication check in SAP Solution Manager (Diagnostics Agent )". SAP Note 2906994 was released on 14.04.2020 and should be implemented during part of maintenance. The implementation demands a downtime. Component SV-SMG-ADM-CNT has a high risk of exploitation, according to the manufacturers security and response team.

Following the SAP Security Advisory team, a workaround does not exist.

Risk specification

The Diagnostics Agent does not perform the authentication check for the functionalities of the Collector Simulator.


The fix enables user authentication in the Collector Simulator Servlet.

Affected System

SAP Solution Manager was introduced by SAP to cover the complete application lifecycle of the IT solutions running on premise, hybrid or in the cloud. SolMan requires an RFC connection to all managed systems in a landscape to fulfill its tasks. Cyber attackers may target the Solution Manager system as lateral movements can be achieved.

SAP Solution Manager is a must-have for SAP customers. It addresses a set of important aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for SAP. Examples:

  • IT Service Management
  • Data Volumn Management
  • Test Suite
  • Process Management
  • more

Additonal resources

The advisory is valid for



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