Fortinet FortiOS Key Management Error (FG-IR-21-228)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166983


The remote host is affected by a key management error vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of FortiOS that is 6.4.9, 7.0.6, or 7.2.0. It is, therefore, affected by a key management error vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, to to perform a man in the middle attack.

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 6.4.10, 7.0.7, 7.2.2, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166983

File Name: fortigate_FG-IR-22-228.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 11/4/2022

Updated: 2/24/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-30307


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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-2022-30307

CWE: 320

IAVA: 2022-A-0458-S