Check Point Advisories

SAP NetWeaver Directory Traversal (CVE-2016-3976)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1167
Date Published: 12 Dec 2021
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 12 December, 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-3976
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? SAP NetWeaver AS Java 7.1 through 7.5
Vulnerability Description A directory traversal vulnerability exists in SAP NetWeaver. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to access arbitrary files on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the SAP NetWeaver Directory Traversal (CVE-2016-3976) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  SAP NetWeaver Directory Traversal (CVE-2016-3976)

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