Information disclosure in FortiClient for macOS

Published: 2019-11-08
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-15704
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Fortinet FortiClient
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor Fortinet, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 3.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-15704

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure


The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to FortiClient for macOS displays password in clear-text when establishing connection with an SSL VPN Gateway. A local user with access to console window can obtain login and password used to connect to a remote SSL VPN Gateway.


Update the FortiClient for macOS to version 6.2.1 or 6.0.8.

Vulnerable software versions

Fortinet FortiClient: 6.0.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6, 6.0.7, 6.2.0

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.