Fortinet Fortigate - Path traversal vulnerability allows VDOM escaping (FG-IR-22-401)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197604


Fortinet Firewall is affected by a privilege escalation.


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-22-401 advisory.

- A relative path traversal vulnerability [CWE-23] in Fortinet FortiOS version 7.2.0 through 7.2.2, 7.0.0 through 7.0.8 and before 6.4.11, FortiProxy version 7.2.0 through 7.2.2 and 7.0.0 through 7.0.8 allows privileged VDOM administrators to escalate their privileges to super admin of the box via crafted CLI requests. (CVE-2022-42476)

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 6.2.13 / 6.4.12 / 7.0.9 / 7.2.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197604

File Name: fortigate_FG-IR-22-401.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-42476


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/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: 3/7/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/7/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-42476

IAVA: 2023-A-0125-S