Beware! SAP Application Interface Framework File Adapter Vulnerability Allows OS Command Execution

CVECVE-2024-21737
CVSScvssV3_1: 8.4
SourceCVE-2024-21737

The SAP Application Interface Framework File Adapter, a tool used for file transfer integration in SAP systems, contains a high risk vulnerability with CVSS score of 8.4.

Attackers with high level access can exploit a function module in version 702 of this adapter to traverse application layers and directly execute operating system commands. This gives them complete control over the affected system.

By gaining OS level access, a malicious user can view and steal sensitive data, install malware, or carry out other unauthorized actions without detection. They can compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the entire SAP installation.

If you use the SAP Application Interface Framework File Adapter, update to the latest version immediately. Make sure only authorized personnel have high privilege access and monitor logs for any unusual activity. Educate users about social engineering techniques that attackers may use to gain elevated access.

Keeping your software updated and limiting administrative access is key to prevent exploitation of this critical vulnerability. Contact SAP support if you need assistance patching your installation. Staying on top of security issues is important to protect your organization’s valuable data and systems.

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