Improper Authentication in Fortinet FortiOS



Published: 2020-07-16
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-12812
CWE-ID CWE-287
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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FortiOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Fortinet, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authentication

EUVDB-ID: #VU30135

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 8.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12812

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to an error in when processing authentication requests in SSL VPN. A remote authenticated attacker can changed the case of their username and gain unauthorized access to the application without being prompted for the second factor of authentication (FortiToken).

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

FortiOS: 6.0.0 - 6.4.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://fortiguard.com/psirt/FG-IR-19-283

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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