Fortinet Fortigate (FG-IR-23-413)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197622


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-23-413 advisory.

- A use of externally-controlled format string vulnerability [CWE-134] in FortiOS version 7.4.1 and below, version 7.2.7 and below, 7.0 all versions, 6.4 all versions command line interface may allow a local privileged attacker with super-admin profile and CLI access to execute arbitrary code or commands via specially crafted requests. (CVE-2023-48784)

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 7.2.8 / 7.4.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197622

File Name: fortigate_FG-IR-23-413.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: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-48784


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/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: 4/9/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-48784

IAVA: 2024-A-0165