Fortinet FortiOS 5.4.1 < 5.4.11 / 5.6.x < 5.6.9 / 6.0.x < 6.0.5 SSL VPN Security Bypass (FG-IR-18-389)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125888


The remote host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of FortiOS 5.4.1 prior to 5.4.11, 5.6.x prior to 5.6.9 or 6.0.x prior to 6.0.5. It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability in the SSL VPN web portal, due to an error when processing HTTP requests. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this, by sending a specially crafted HTTP request to change the password of an arbitrary SSL VPN web portal user.


Upgrade to Fortinet FortiOS version to 5.4.11, 5.6.9, 6.0.5, 6.2.0 or later. Alternatively, apply one of the workarounds outlined in the linked advisory

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125888

File Name: fortios_FG-IR-18-389.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 6/14/2019

Updated: 9/16/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-13382


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fortinet:fortios

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/Fortigate/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/24/2019

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 7/10/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-13382

BID: 108697

IAVA: 0001-A-0005-S