The advisory for Java adresses a "[CVE-2020-6285] Information Disclosure in SAP NetWeaver (XMLToolkit for Java)". SAP Note 2932473 was released on 14.07.2020 and should be implemented during part of maintenance. The implementation demands a downtime. Component BC-ESI-WS-JAV-RT 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

SAP XML Toolkit for Java allows an attacker to access arbitrary files via an External entity tunneling vulnerability which would otherwise be restricted.


SAP NetWeaver XMLToolkit for Java has been updated to correctly validate XML input

Affected System

SAP Netweaver Application Server Java is part of the SAP NetWeaver Application Platform. It provides the complete infrastructure for deploying and running Java applications.

The advisory is valid for

  • ENGINEAPI 7.10-7.11
  • ENGINEAPI 7.20
  • ENGINEAPI 7.30
  • ENGINEAPI 7.31
  • ENGINEAPI 7.40
  • ENGINEAPI 7.50



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There is no disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities. In such case, the platform only provides details on which version or signature updates are available within the SecurityBridge platform in order to monitor or measure the vulnerability

In accordance with SAP guidelines, ABEX only discloses issues where the fixing security note has been released at least three months ago. The vulnerability platform makes no references to available exploits or Proof of Concepts (PoC). Advisories and vulnerabilities will always mention the fixing security note or hints to the corresponding SAP documentation.


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