Information disclosure in FortiWeb



Published: 2021-04-06
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-15942
CWE ID CWE-312
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Fortinet FortiWeb
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor Fortinet, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15942

CWE-ID: CWE-312 - Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to user's passwords are stored in clear text in FortiWeb's Web Vulnerability Scan profile. A remote authenticated user can obtain passwords of other users.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Fortinet FortiWeb: 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4

CPE External links

https://www.fortiguard.com/psirt/FG-IR-20-076

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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