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Vulnerability of FortiOS: privilege escalation via Restoring Modified Configurations

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Restoring Modified Configurations of FortiOS, in order to escalate his privileges.
Vulnerable products: FortiGate, FortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiOS.
Severity of this weakness: 1/4.
Creation date: 03/04/2019.
Références of this bulletin: CERTFR-2019-AVI-143, CVE-2017-17544, FG-IR-17-053, VIGILANCE-VUL-28932.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Restoring Modified Configurations of FortiOS, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This threat bulletin impacts software or systems such as FortiGate, FortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiOS.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer threat bulletin is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of privileged account.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat.

Solutions for this threat 

FortiOS: version 6.2.0.
The version 6.2.0 is fixed:
  https://www.fortinet.com/

FortiOS: version 6.0.7.
The version 6.0.7 is fixed:
  https://fortinet.com/

FortiOS: version 5.6.11.
The version 5.6.11 is fixed:
  https://www.fortinet.com/
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