SAP Security Research Group

SAP Security Research Group focuses on security issues relevant to SAP R/3, Netweaver / BW infrastructures and applications.

Fixed Vulnerabilities:

SAP has released security patches for fixing the issues we have reported. SAP’s acknowledgements can be found here.

SAP Note 1484692 – Protect read access to password hash tables
SAP Note 1497104 – Protect access to PSE
SAP Note 1421005 – Secure configuration of the message server
SAP Note 1483525 – New security center in SAP GUI 7.20
SAP Note 1485029 – Protect read access to key tables
SAP Note 1488406 – Handling the generated user TMSADM
SAP Note 1511107 – Executing freely determined code using transaction SE37
SAP Note 1510704 – Missing Authorization Check in AFX Workbench report

Areas of Interest:

  • SAP Secure Infrastructure Design
  • Gateway Security
  • Cryptography Implementations in SAP systems
  • ABAP Injection
  • SAP Rootkits
  • SNC(Secure Network Communications) / SSO (Single Sign-on) Attacks
  • Database Attacks
  • EDI/IDOC Manipulation
  • Usable Hardening Practices
  • Credential Theft in SAP Systems
  • SAPGUI Vulnerabilities
  • SAP Authorizations Weaknesses

Graduate and undergraduate students can apply to participate in SAP Security Research Group.


Solid Understanding of Network Protocols

Fluent C++, C# or Java programming.

Please apply to ertunga @ if you’d like to research/develop/break/fix (not necessarily in that order) with us by sending a short information about you and your availability.


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