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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:12:56 +0300
From: ERPScan inc <>
Subject: [ERPSCAN-15-012] SAP Afaria 7 XComms – Buffer Overflow

ERPSCAN Research Advisory [ERPSCAN-15-012] SAP Afaria 7 XComms – Buffer Overflow
Application: SAP Afaria 7
Versions Affected: SAP Afaria 7, probably others
Vendor URL:
Bugs: Buffer Overflow
Sent: 13.03.2015
Reported: 14.03.2015
Vendor response:                14.03.2015
Date of Public Advisory:        18.05.2015
Reference: SAP Security Note 2153690
Author: Dmitry Chastukhin (ERPScan)
Title: SAP Afaria 7
Advisory ID: [ERPSCAN-15-012]
Risk: High
Advisory URL:
Date published: 18.05.2015
Vendors contacted: SAP
Class: XML External Entity [CWE-121]
Impact: Information disclosure, DoS
Remotely Exploitable: Yes
Locally Exploitable: No
CVE Name: CVE-2015-4092
1) Buffer Overflow: A vulnerability has been discovered in certain
landscape configurations of SAP Afaria that utilize XComms for
client-to-server communications. XComms is only used for Android,
Windows Mobile, and Win32 clients.
2) Information Disclosure: An encrypted password is left in the file
system that is not needed for server operation. (CVSS Score: 1.9,
3) Denial of Service (DoS): An attacker can remotely exploit the SAP
Afaria Package Server, rendering it, and potentially the resources
utilized by the Afaria server, unavailable. (CVSS Score: 7.8, NLN|NNC)
SAP Afaria 7
Other versions are probably affected too, but they were not checked.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in certain landscape
configurations of SAP Afaria. SAP has released a security patch to
address the vulnerabilities. SAP strongly recommends that customers
update their landscapes.
Patch Instructions:
1) Download hotfix.
 SAP Afaria 7 SP5: Download Hotfix 11
2) Apply server hotfix (SAP Security Note 2153690)
SAP takes any security-related reports very seriously, and we will
notify our customers as relevant new information on this topic becomes
available. Customers may also contact SAP support by raising a
customer incident on the component MOB-AFA.
Dmitry Chastukhin (ERPScan)
An attacker can generate and send a special request to the server to
exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability.
Sent: 13.03.2015
Reported:                       14.03.2015
Vendor response:                14.03.2015
Date of Public Advisory:        18.05.2015
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