High Severity
Affected system
Sybase platform
Patch Day
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SAP Note
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A note with CVSS 8.1 for component BC-SYB-SQA was released by SAP on 11.10.2022. The correction/advisory 3232021 was described with "[CVE-2022-35299] Buffer Overflow in SAP SQL Anywhere and SAP IQ" and affects the system type Sybase platform.

A workaround exists, according to SAP Security Advisory team. It is advisable to implement the correction as part of maintenance.

The vulnerability addressed is code injection within Sybase platform.

Risk specification

SAP SQL Anywhere and SAP IQ database servers allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely use a stack-based buffer overflow when the server is running a debugging option. This leads the attacker to read and modify data or impact the availability of a system.


SAP SQL Anywhere and SAP IQ database servers have been fixed with an upgrade SAP SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP1 PL05 or later and SAP IQ 16.1 SP04 PL14 or SAP IQ 16.1 SP05 PL04.  Although an alternative solution exists, it is advisable to apply the correction! This is the workaround, which was suggested by the SAP security experts: "Avoid using the server -z switch or the Debugging Information option for server patches prior to this correction.".

The advisory is valid for




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