The advisory for SAP Success Factors adresses a "[CVE-2020-6279] Missing Authorization Check in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting". SAP Note 2933282 was released on 09.06.2020 and should be implemented during project. The implementation demands a downtime. Component LOD-SF-RCM-MOB 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 SuccessFactors Recruiting(OData APIs and JobApplicationInterview and JobApplication export permissions) does not perform necessary authorization checks for an authenticated user, resulting in escalation of privileges.


Read/Write permissions for field and row level controls are added to the JobApplicationInterview in SuccessFactors Recruitment Management, 2005 release. Consequently Resumes have now exposed JobApplicationInterview entity with row and field level permissions. Users with read/write permissions are only allowed to view the Resumes.

The advisory is valid for




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