Outbreak Alerts

FortiGuard Outbreak Alerts will be the mechanism for communicating important information to customers and partners. When a cybersecurity incident/attack/event occurs that has large ramifications to the cybersecurity industry and affects numerous organizations, this page will be updated with a link to the individual FortiGuard Outbreak Alert. That Alert will include:

  • An explanation of the attack, its timeline and what specific technology was affected
  • Where applicable patches and/or mitigation recommendations can be found
  • What Fortinet products, if deployed, would break the attack sequence
  • What specific versions those Fortinet products need to be at to provide the protection
  • Threat Hunting tools from Fortinet to help you determine if you were affected
  • Related research from FortiGuard Labs
On November 9, Microsoft released a patch for several zero-day vulnerabilities related to Active Directory privilege escalation, 2 of which are of particular interest as they can lead to Windows Domain takeover when chained together.

Dec 26, 2021 Severity: High
A 0-day exploit was discovered on a popular Java library Log4j2 that can result to a Remote Code Execution (RCE). This is a widely deployed library, and while systems protected by Fortinet Security Fabric are secured by the protections below, all systems need to upgrade ASAP as this is 10.0...

Dec 10, 2021 Severity: Critical
APT Actors are actively exploiting Zoho ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus which is an IT help desk software with asset management. The exploit is tracked via CVE-2021-44077 and rated critical due to its capability for unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE).

Dec 07, 2021 Severity: High