CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 14, 2023
Updated: Nov 20, 2023
CWE ID 798


CVE-2023-33304 is a use of hard-coded credentials vulnerability in Fortinet FortiClient Windows 7.0.0 - 7.0.9 and 7.2.0 - 7.2.1, allowing an attacker to bypass system protections using static credentials. The vulnerability has a risk score of 25 and a base severity of MEDIUM according to The exploitability score is 1.8, indicating a low level of difficulty for exploitation, and the attack vector is local, requiring low privileges and no user interaction. While the confidentiality impact is none, the integrity impact is high, potentially posing a danger to organizations using the affected products by allowing unauthorized access to system resources. Remediation for this vulnerability should involve updating Fortinet FortiClient to versions beyond the affected range, thus eliminating the use of hard-coded credentials and strengthening system protections against potential attacks.

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