FGFW-ND-000145 - The FortiGate device must prohibit installation of software without explicit privileged status.

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Allowing anyone to install software, without explicit privileges, creates the risk that untested or potentially malicious software will be installed on the system. This requirement applies to code changes and upgrades for all network devices.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


To limit the System access to existing low-privileged administrators, log in to the FortiGate GUI with Super-Admin privilege.

1. Click System.
2. Click Administrators.
3. Identify the admin role that has unauthorized access to System settings.
4. Select the admin role and hover over the profile assigned to the role.
5. Click Edit.
6. On System access permission, click None or Read only.
7. Click OK to save.

Repeat this process to define all the Administrators needed to meet privilege separation requirements for the organization.

See Also


Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001812, Rule-ID|SV-234188r628777_rule, STIG-ID|FGFW-ND-000145, Vuln-ID|V-234188

Plugin: FortiGate

Control ID: 0b36b253fa7e57ec1be975214532cfa4247c31992596c38d88355cff5747bf0e