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Affected system
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)


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The advisory for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) adresses a "[CVE-2020-6248] Code injection in SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (Backup Server)". SAP Note 2917275 was released on 12.05.2020 and should be implemented during part of maintenance. The implementation demands a downtime. Component BC-SYB-ASE has a hot news risk of exploitation, according to the manufacturers security and response team.

Following the SAP Security Advisory team, a workaround does exist.

Risk specification

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Backup Server does not perform the necessary validation checks for an authenticated user while executing DUMP or LOAD command allowing arbitrary code execution or Code Injection.


The application input validation checks have been updated to prevent this type of attack.  And the good news are: a workaround exists, too! This was suggested by the SAP security experts: "Mitigation: A potential attacker requires to be the Database Owner (dbo) or a user with dump/load database privilege."

The advisory is valid for



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