Fortinet Fortigate (FG-IR-23-424)

high Nessus Plugin ID 191949


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-23-424 advisory.

- An improper authentication vulnerability [CWE-287] in FortiOS versions 7.4.1 and below, versions 7.2.6 and below, and versions 7.0.12 and below when configured with FortiAuthenticator in HA may allow a readonly user to gain read-write access via successive login attempts. (CVE-2023-46717)

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 FortiOS 7.4.2 or above Please upgrade to FortiOS 7.2.7 or above Please upgrade to ForitOS 7.0.13 or above Workaround- Disable push notifications for FortiAuthenticator: For RADIUS Authentication (From FortiAuthenticator)- ## RADIUS Service > Policies > (select policy) > Authentication Factors > Advanced Options > Allow FortiToken Mobile push notifications ( disable)

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 191949

File Name: fortigate_FG-IR-23-424.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 3/12/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

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-2023-46717


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: Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/Fortigate/model, Host/Fortigate/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/12/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/12/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-46717

IAVA: 2024-A-0165