Fortinet FortiOS and FortiProxy Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Notice (CVE-2023-25610)

Fortinet FortiOS and FortiProxy Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Notice (CVE-2023-25610)

março 12, 2023 | NSFOCUS


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT found that Fortinet officially issued a security notice to fix a Fortinet FortiOS and FortiProxy remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2023-25610). Due to the heap buffer underflow flaw in the management interface of FortiOS and FortiProxy, an unauthenticated remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target device or perform a DoS attack on the GUI by sending a specially crafted request to the target system. Affected users are requested to take protective measures as soon as possible.

Reference link:

Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • 7.2.0 <= FortiOS <= 7.2.3
  • 7.0.0 <= FortiOS  <= 7.0.9
  • 6.4.0 <= FortiOS <= 6.4.11
  • 6.2.0 <= FortiOS <= 6.2.12
  • 6.0.0 <= FortiOS <= 6.0.16
  • 7.2.0 <= FortiProxy <= 7.2.2
  • 7.0.0 <= FortiProxy <= 7.0.8
  • 2.0.0 <= FortiProxy <= 2.0.12
  • 1.2.0 <= FortiProxy <= 1.2.13
  • 1.1.0 <= FortiProxy <= 1.1.6
  • FortiOS-6K7K = 7.0.5
  • 6.4.2 <= FortiOS-6K7K <= 6.4.10
  • 6.2.4 <= FortiOS-6K7K <= 6.2.12

Unaffected version

  • FortiOS >= 7.4.0
  • FortiOS >= 7.2.4
  • FortiOS >= 7.0.10
  • FortiOS >= 6.4.12
  • FortiOS >= 6.2.13
  • FortiProxy >= 7.2.3
  • FortiProxy >= 7.0.9
  • FortiOS-6K7K >= 7.0.10
  • FortiOS-6K7K >= 6.4.12
  • FortiOS-6K7K >= 6.2.13


Official upgrade

At present, the official has released a new version to fix the above-mentioned vulnerabilities. Please upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible for affected users.

Official download link:

Other suggestion

If the relevant users are temporarily unable to perform the upgrade operation, the following temporary mitigation measures can be carried out:

  1. Disable HTTP/HTTPS management interface
  2. Use a whitelist to restrict access to affected system ports. For details, please refer to:


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