SAP Security Note - May 2015

Number: AV15-046
Date: 14 May 2015


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to recently published security notes by SAP.


SAP has addressed vulnerabilities in proprietary implementations of compression algorithms [Lempel-Ziv-Thomas (LZC) & Lempel-Ziv-Huffman (LZH)] that could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service and execute arbitrary code on the system. SAP has released patches to fix the issues.

Affected Products:

SAP Security Notes: 2121661, 2124806, 2125316, 2127995
CVE References: CVE-2015-2278, CVE-2015-2282

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.


SAP Security Notes (vendor): (SAP customer login required)

Core Security (researcher):

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