Privilege escalation in FortiOS

Published: 2023-03-09 | Updated: 2023-03-14
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-41328
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Fortinet, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Path traversal

EUVDB-ID: #VU73199

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-41328

CWE-ID: CWE-22 - Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to perform directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when processing certain CLI command. A local user can read and write arbitrary files on the system.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.


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Vulnerable software versions

FortiOS: 6.4.0 - 6.4.11, 6.2.0 - 6.2.13, 6.0.0 - 6.0.16, 7.0.0 - 7.0.9, 7.2.0 - 7.2.3

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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