Fortinet FortiWeb xss (FG-IR-22-428)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 174258


Remote host is affected by a xss vulnerability.


The version of FortiWeb installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the FG-IR-22-428 advisory.

- An improper neutralization of input during web page generation [CWE-79] in the FortiWeb web interface 7.0.0 through 7.0.3, 6.3.0 through 6.3.21, 6.4 all versions, 6.2 all versions, 6.1 all versions and 6.0 all versions may allow an unauthenticated and remote attacker to perform a reflected cross site scripting attack (XSS) via injecting malicious payload in log entries used to build report. (CVE-2022-43955)

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


Please upgrade to FortiWeb version 7.2.0 or above Please upgrade to FortiWeb version 7.0.4 or above Please upgrade to FortiWeb version 6.3.22 or above

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 174258

File Name: fortiweb_FG-IR-22-428.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 4/13/2023

Updated: 5/22/2024

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-2022-43955


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:/a:fortinet:fortiweb

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-43955