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FM SUBST_GET_FILE_LIST no longer available in Release 702 ?

We are in the process of upgrading to ECC 6 Release 702. In the new release, the standard Function Module SUBST_GET_FILE_LIST (which is used to get a list of files on an application server directory), has all its code commented out and replaced by a single statment "raise ACCESS_ERROR".

There is an SAP "security" note 1555144 which mentioned FM SUBST_GET_FILE_LIST as a security risk and recommends that FM SUBST_GET_FILE_LIST be disabled using the "raise ACCESS_ERROR" statement. However, there seems to be no mention of an alternative FM or method that can be used to work around the security issue. There is really nothing to stop us from creating our own custom Z version of the FM, but then the security issue will still be there.

Has anyone else out there come across this issue and if so what was your approach in working around this ?

Thanks in advance.


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