Medium Severity
Affected system


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SAP Note 2965315 was released on 13.10.2020 and deals with "[CVE-2020-6365] Reverse Tabnabbing vulnerability in SAP NetWeaver AS Java Start Page" within Java. We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve reverse tabnabbing with a medium potential for exploitation in component BC-JAS-ADM-ADM.

According to SAP Security Advisory team a workaround does not exist. It is advisable to implement the correction as monthly patch process.

Risk specification

The SAP NetWeaver AS Java Start Page allows an unauthenticated remote attacker to redirect users to a malicious site due to insufficient reverse tabnabbing URL validation. Reverse tabnabbing is an attack where a page linked from the target page is able to rewrite that page, for example, to replace it with a phishing site.


The affected application no longer allows browser's child window to control the parent window object.

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

  • J2EE-APPS 7.10-7.11
  • J2EE-APPS 7.20
  • J2EE-APPS 7.30
  • J2EE-APPS 7.31
  • J2EE-APPS 7.40
  • J2EE-APPS 7.50



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