SAP Internet Transaction Server wgat.dll directory traversal

its-wgatedll-directory-traversal (13066) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


SAP Internet Transaction Server (ITS) could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the Web server. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted HTTP request to the wgate.dll containing malicious characters in the ~language, ~runtimemode, ~templatelanguage, ~theme or ~template parameter to traverse directories and view arbitrary files on the server, including the configuration file called global.srvc, which contains the username and DES encrypted password.


Obtain Information


Apply the appropriate patch for your system (SAP advice 598074, 595383, and 654038), available from the SAP Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Aug 30 2003 - 05:32:42 CDT : SAP Internet Transaction Server.
  • SAP Web site: SAP.
  • BID-8516: SAP Internet Transaction Server Directory Traversal File Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2003-0748: Directory traversal vulnerability in wgate.dll for SAP Internet Transaction Server (ITS) 4620.2.0.323011 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via ..\ (dot-dot backslash) sequences in the ~theme parameter and a ~template parameter with a filename followed by space characters, which can prevent SAP from effectively adding a .html extension to the filename.
  • OSVDB ID: 6449: SAP Internet Transaction Server wgate.dll Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Platforms Affected:

  • SAP SAP Internet Transaction Server (ITS) 4620.2.0.323011B 46B


Aug 30, 2003

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