Fortinet FortiOS < 6.2.5 Clear Text Information Disclosure (FG-IR-20-009)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 143045
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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote host is affected by a information disclosure.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote host is running a version of FortiOS prior to 6.2.5. It, therefore, is vulnerable to information disclosure from data stored in clear text that can be accessed via specific commands run on FortiOS' CLI. An authenticated, remote attacker could obtain sensative information up to and including user passwords by running a specific diagnostic command.


Upgrade to Fortinet FortiOS version to 6.2.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 143045

File Name: fortios_FG-IR-20-009.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 11/18/2020

Updated: 4/29/2021

Dependencies: fortinet_version.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-6648

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fortinet:fortios

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/19/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/19/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-6648

IAVA: 2020-A-0440