SAP BusinessObjects BW Publisher Service 420/430 unquoted search path

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A vulnerability was found in SAP BusinessObjects BW Publisher Service 420/430. It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a unquoted search path vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-428. The product uses a search path that contains an unquoted element, in which the element contains whitespace or other separators. This can cause the product to access resources in a parent path. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

SAP BusinessObjects BW Publisher Service - versions 420, 430, uses a search path that contains an unquoted element. A local attacker can gain elevated privileges by inserting an executable file in the path of the affected service

The weakness was shared 07/13/2022. The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2022-31591 since 05/24/2022. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 07/23/2022). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1574.009.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.9

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Unquoted search path
CWE: CWE-428 / CWE-426
ATT&CK: T1574.009

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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05/24/2022 CVE reserved
07/13/2022 +50 days Advisory disclosed
07/13/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
07/23/2022 +10 days VulDB last update



Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-31591 (🔒)
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Created: 07/13/2022 09:21 AM
Updated: 07/23/2022 09:02 AM
Changes: 07/13/2022 09:21 AM (38), 07/23/2022 09:02 AM (18)
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