Fortinet FortiWeb - Heap based overflow in CLI (FG-IR-22-111)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197616


Fortinet Firewall is affected by a privilege escalation.


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-22-111 advisory.

- A heap-based buffer overflow in Fortinet FortiWeb version 7.0.0 through 7.0.1, FortiWeb version 6.3.0 through 6.3.19, FortiWeb 6.4 all versions, FortiWeb 6.2 all versions, FortiWeb 6.1 all versions allows attacker to escalation of privilege via specifically crafted arguments to existing commands.

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: High

ID: 197616

File Name: fortiweb_FG-IR-22-111.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: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-23782


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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:/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-2023-23782