#VU73199 Path traversal in FortiOS

Published: 2023-03-09 | Updated: 2023-03-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU73199

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-41328


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Fortinet, Inc


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

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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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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