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MDX XML for Analysis – known security holes, SAP security note 1881391


SAP BW provides several interfaces for reading data using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX):

  • OLAP BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface)
  • OLE DB for OLAP
  • XML for Analysis (xmla)

Most front-end tools that read data via MDX use OLAP BAPIs. The access using OLE DB for OLAP is less frequent and the access using XML for Analysis is very rare.

Security holes exist for XML for Analysis if the relevant security notes were not implemented.

CVSS Information

CVSS Base Score:4.0
CVSS Base Vector: AV:N/AC:L/AU:S/C:P/I:N/A:N

SAP provides this CVSS base score as an estimate of the risk posed by the issue reported in this SAP Note. This estimate does not take into account your own system configuration or operational environment. It is not intended to replace any risk assessments you are advised to conduct when deciding on the applicability or priority of this SAP security note. For more information, see the FAQ section at

Available fix and Supported packages

  • SAP_BW | 30A | 30B
  • SAP_BW | 310 | 310
  • SAP_BW | 350 | 350
  • SAP_BW | 700 | 702
  • SAP_BW | 711 | 730
  • SAP_BW | 731 | 731
  • SAP_BW | 740 | 740
  • SAP_BW_VIRTUAL_COMP | 701 | 701
  • SAP_BW_VIRTUAL_COMP | 711 | 711

Affected component



Score: 0


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