Fortinet FortiOS 7.0.x <= 7.0.5 / 6.4.x <= 6.4.9 XSS (FG-IR-21-057)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 163252


The remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of FortiOS that is 7.0.x through 7.0.5 or 6.4.x through 6.4.9. It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to improper neutralization of input during web page generation. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update FortiOS to version 7.0.6, 7.2.0, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 163252

File Name: fortios_FG-IR-21-057.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 7/15/2022

Updated: 12/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-23438


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fortinet:fortios

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/5/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/5/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-23438

IAVA: 2022-A-0264-S