SAP takes the security of its vast product portfolio very seriously and thus releases security fixes for
vulnerabilities reported by external researchers and their customers every second Tuesday of the month.
SAP Note 3124094
was released on
14.12.2021 and deals with
"[CVE-2021-44232] Directory Traversal vulnerability in SAF-T Framework" within ABAP.
We advice you to follow the instructions, to resolve
directory traversal (read)
high potential for exploitation
in component FI-LOC-SAF.
According to SAP Security Advisory team a workaround does not exist. It is advisable to implement the correction as monthly patch process .
Missing authority checks are still the most common security defect related to authorizations in custom code. Since SAP uses an explicit authorization model, an authority checks must be coded in order to be executed. If an explicit check is not coded, all users have access. This type of vulnerability not only exists in SAP standard it also exists in customer coding. Check your custom developments for vulnerabilities that pose a risk to your systems. SecurityBridge helps detect code vulnerabilities before they are implemented in production.
Risk specificationSAF-T Framework Transaction SAFTN_G allows an authenticated attacker to exploit insufficient validation of path information provided by users, leading to full server directory access. The attacker can read the whole filesystem structure but cannot overwrite, delete, or corrupt arbitrary files on the server.
The F4 search help of field 'Field Name' in transaction 'SAFTN_G' is removed. The end-user is still able to enter the full path manually or a physical path needs to be assigned. Please check additional comments of the SAP Security Note for details.
The advisory 3124094 describes a problem within an ABAP based systems of a specific version. Affected versions are described below. ABAP software is deployed in various software components and is widely used within the SAP product portfolio.
SAP NetWeaver Application Server (formally known as SAP Web Application Server) is a building block of SAP NetWeaver. It is the foundation for most software products developed by SAP SE. SAP NetWeaver systems exist with Java and/or ABAP stacks. The advisory could be relevant for single and dual-stack ABAP installations.
The advisory is valid for
- S4CORE 101 36
- S4CORE 102 37
- S4CORE 103 38
- S4CORE 104 31
- S4CORE 105 18
- S4CORE 106 8
- SAP_APPL 600 10
- SAP_APPL 602 10
- SAP_APPL 603 10
- SAP_APPL 604 10
- SAP_APPL 605 11
- SAP_APPL 606 9
- SAP_FIN 617 3
- SAP_FIN 618 7
- SAP_FIN 720 4
- SAP_FIN 730 8