Fortinet Fortigate (FG-IR-23-196)

high Nessus Plugin ID 190101


Fortinet Firewall is missing one or more security-related updates.


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-23-196 advisory.

- A double free in Fortinet FortiOS versions 7.0.0 through 7.0.5, FortiPAM version 1.0.0 through 1.0.3, 1.1.0 through 1.1.1 allows attacker to execute unauthorized code or commands via specifically crafted request. (CVE-2023-41678)

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 7.0.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 190101

File Name: fortigate_FG-IR-23-196.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 2/7/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-41678


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/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: 12/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-41678

IAVA: 2024-A-0019-S