Privilege escalation in FortiADC

Published: 2023-09-18
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-35849
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor Fortinet, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU80870

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-35849

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in Automation/Webhook module. A local user can pass specially crafted arguments to existing commands and execute arbitrary commands on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

FortiADC: 6.1.0 - 7.1.1

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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