Fortinet FortiWeb - Relative path traversal in web API (FG-IR-22-146)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197610


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


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-22-146 advisory.

- A path traversal vulnerability [CWE-23] in the API of FortiWeb 7.0.0 through 7.0.1, 6.3.0 through 6.3.19, 6.4 all versions, 6.2 all versions, 6.1 all versions, 6.0 all versions may allow an authenticated attacker to retrieve specific parts of files from the underlying file system via specially crafted web requests.

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


Upgrade to FortiWeb version 6.3.20 / 7.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197610

File Name: fortiweb_FG-IR-22-146.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-30299


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/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: 2/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-30299