Fortinet Warns of Critical Unauthenticated RCE Vulnerability

March 8, 2023

Fortinet has disclosed a critical vulnerability impacting FortiOS and FortiProxy, tracked as CVE-2023-25610, which allows an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or perform denial of service (DoS) on the GUI of vulnerable devices. This buffer underflow vulnerability has a CVSS v3 score of 9.3, rating it critical. Fifty device models are not impacted by the arbitrary code execution component of the flaw, but only the denial of service part. Fortinet suggests disabling the HTTP/HTTPS administrative interface or limiting the IP addresses that can access it remotely as a workaround. It is imperative to mitigate this vulnerability quickly, as threat actors keep an eye for critical-severity flaws impacting Fortinet products. On February 16, Fortinet fixed two critical remote code execution flaws impacting FortiNAC and FortiWeb products, and a working proof-of-concept exploit was made public only four days later. Active exploitation in the wild began on February 22, 2023.

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