Privilege escalation in Fortinet FortiNAC

Published: 2021-05-05
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-24011
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor Fortinet, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU52881

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-24011

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions. A remote administrator can abuse the sudo privileges and escalate privieges to root.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

FortiNAC: 8.3.0 - 8.8.1

CPE2.3 External links

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