More than 40,000 SAP users of an estimated 2,500 internet facing systems should move quickly to patch a Remotely Exploitable Code On NetWeaver (RECON) vulnerability that scored a 10 out of 10 on the bug-severity CVSS scale and which could give an attacker full enterprise control.

Noting that “this is the second major Java-based 0-day in the wild in as many weeks targeting widely deployed, Internet-facing critical software,” Casey Ellis, CTO and founder at Bugcrowd, said “the challenge of critical bugs is that traditional approaches may take days or even weeks to discover all exploitable instances of the vulnerability.”

Even in those cases where a patch is forthcoming, as with this vulnerability, “successfully ensuring every application is patched becomes a race against malicious actors that know exactly what software they should be targeting,” Ellis said.

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