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Fortinet Patches Critical Vulnerability in Data Analytics Solution

A critical vulnerability in Fortinet’s FortiPresence data analytics solution leads to remote, unauthenticated access to Redis and MongoDB instances.

Cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet this week announced the release of security updates across multiple products, including patches for a critical vulnerability in FortiPresence.

Offering analytics, heat maps, and reporting, FortiPresence is a data analytics solution available as a hosted cloud service or as a virtual machine, for private installations.

This week, Fortinet announced that a critical missing authentication vulnerability in the FortiPresence infrastructure server may be exploited to access Redis and MongoDB instances.

Tracked as CVE-2022-41331 (CVSS score of 9.3), the vulnerability can be exploited by a remote, unauthenticated attacker, through crafted authentication requests.

The security defect impacts FortiPresence versions 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2, and was addressed with the release of FortiPresence version 2.0.0.

As part of its April 2023 vulnerability advisories published this week, Fortinet also announced patches for multiple high-severity flaws in FortiOS, FortiProxy, FortiSandbox, FortiDeceptor, FortiWeb, FortiClient for Windows and macOS, FortiSOAR, FortiADC, FortiDDoS, FortiDDoS-F, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiManager.

The addressed issues could lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, unauthorized API calls, command execution, arbitrary code execution, arbitrary file creation, privilege escalation, information disclosure, arbitrary file retrieval, and man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.

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Additionally, Fortinet released an advisory detailing a vulnerability in the Linux kernel version used in FortiAuthenticator, FortiProxy, and FortiSIEM, which could allow an attacker with low privileges to write to page cache and escalate privileges on the system.

Tracked as CVE-2022-0847 and also referred to as Dirty Pipe, the flaw was introduced in Linux kernel version 5.8 and was addressed last year in Linux 5.16.11, 5.15.25 and 5.10.102.

Several medium- and low-severity vulnerabilities impacting FortiNAC, FortiOS, FortiProxy, FortiADC, FortiGate, and FortiAuthenticator were also addressed.

Customers are advised to update their installations as soon as possible. Although the company does not mention any of these vulnerabilities being exploited in attacks, unpatched Fortinet products are known to have been targeted in malicious attacks, including by nation-state threat actors.

Additional information on the addressed vulnerabilities can be found on Fortinet’s PSIRT advisories page.

Related: Fortinet Patches Critical Unauthenticated RCE Vulnerability in FortiOS

Related: Exploitation of Recent Fortinet Zero-Day Linked to Chinese Cyberspies

Related: Fortinet Patches Critical Code Execution Vulnerabilities in FortiNAC, FortiWeb

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Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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