Fortinet FortiOS Improper Access Control (FG-IR-22-174)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 166982


The remote host is affected by an improper access control vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of FortiOS that is 7.0.x through 7.0.7, or 7.2.x through 7.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by a improper access control vulnerability. An authenticated read-only, remote attacker can exploit this issue, to bypass access controls to execute API commands.

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 7.0.8, 7.2.1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 166982

File Name: fortigate_FG-IR-22-174.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 11/4/2022

Updated: 2/24/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-38380


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/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: 11/1/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/1/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-38380

CWE: 284

IAVA: 2022-A-0458-S