Remote code execution in SAP ABAP Platform

Published: 2021-11-09
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-40501
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Abap Platform
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor SAP

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authorization

EUVDB-ID: #VU58014

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40501

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to missing authorization checks within the SAP ABAP Platform Kernel. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request to the application and execute arbitrary code on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Abap Platform: 7.77 - 7.86

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?