Cross-site scripting in Fortinet, FortiAuthenticator



Published: 2018-06-01 | Updated: 2020-08-08
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-9186
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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FortiAuthenticator
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Vendor Fortinet, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU37093

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-9186

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. The vulnerability allows attacker to execute unauthorized script code via inject malicious scripts in HTTP referer header.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation

Update to version 5.3.0.

Vulnerable software versions

FortiAuthenticator: 5.0.0 - 5.2.2


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/104371
http://fortiguard.com/advisory/FG-IR-18-059

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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