Fortinet FortiManager Unencrypted Password Vulnerability (FG-IR-18-051)

high Nessus Plugin ID 124328
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The remote host is affected by a information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of FortiManager running on the remote device is 5.2.x and prior to 5.2.8 or 5.4.x and prior to 5.4.2. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability due to a cleartext transmission of sensitive information in the REST API json responses. A user performing a man in the middle attack would be able to retrieve the admin password.


Upgrade to Fortinet FortiManager version 5.2.8 / 5.4.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 124328

File Name: fortimanager_FG-IR-18-051.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 4/26/2019

Updated: 10/30/2019

Dependencies: fortinet_version.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1360


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:fortinet:fortimanager_firmware:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/Fortigate/model, Host/Fortigate/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/23/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1360