Fortinet Fortigate xss (FG-IR-21-222)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 165179


The remote host is affected by a xss vulnerability.


The version of Fortigate installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the FG-IR-21-222 advisory.

- An improper neutralization of input during web page generation vulnerability [CWE-79] in FortiOS may allow an authenticated attacker to perform a stored cross site scripting (XSS) attack through the URI parameter via the Threat Feed IP address section of the Security Fabric External connectors. (CVE-2021-43080)

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


Upgrade to Fortigate version 6.4.10 / 7.0.6 / 7.2.1 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 165179

File Name: fortigate_FG-IR-21-222.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 9/15/2022

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-43080


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/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:/a:fortinet:fortiproxy

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/6/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/6/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-43080

IAVA: 2022-A-0357-S