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CVE-2018-13379 – Do You KNOW This Vulnerability?

Recently, a hacker exploited this vulnerability to leak the credentials of almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs.

Post by Rajarshi Mitra Nov 27, 2020

As per KNOW’s threat intel dashboard, CVE-2018-13379 is the third most trending vulnerability over the last 7 days.

CVE-2018-1337 trending vulnerabilities

What is CVE-2018-13379?

CVE-2018-13379 is a path traversal vulnerability in FortinetOS SSL VPN web portal. By exploiting this vulnerability, unauthenticated attackers can download FortiOS system files from the server. Attackers can perform trial and error to search and reach sensitive files on the target server. This vulnerability’s business impact could be immense since it allows threat actors to cause severe system downtime and significant financial losses.

Why is CVE-2018-13379 trending?

Recently, a hacker exploited CVE-2018-13379 to leak the credentials of almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs. A hacker had previously posted a list of one-line exploits for CVE-2018-13379 to steal VPN credentials from various devices. The list included IPs belonging to high street banks, telecoms, and government organizations worldwide.

Twitter reacts to CVE-2018-13379

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#2 Bank Security

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CVE-2018-13379 references from KNOW

CVE-2018-13379 references from social media

  • Total references: 389
  • Last 60 days: 114
  • Previous 7 days: 46

CVE-2018-13379 context from KNOW

CVE-2018-13379 context from KNOW


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About the Author

Rajarshi Mitra

Rajarshi is a creative and accomplished writer who made his mark in the blockchain space before stepping into cybersecurity. When he is not working, he is busy chilling with his wife and cat.

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