FortiWeb Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

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Multiple CSRF vulnerabilities exist in the FortiWeb web administration console due to lack of CSRF token protection. This could allow remote attackers to perform administrative actions under specific conditions.

Impact Detail

A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to trick a user into making an unintentional request to the web administration interface, via link or JavaScript hosted on a malicious web page. This forged request may be treated as authentic and result in unauthorized actions in the web administration interface. A successful attack would require the administrator to be logged in, and attacker knowledge of the internal FortiWeb administration URL.

Affected Products

FortiWeb 5.1.x and lower.


Upgrade to FortiWeb 5.2.0 or higher.


This vulnerability was separately reported by both William Costa and Enrique Nissim.