CVSS Score of 10 (low)


Published Sep 13, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023
CWE ID 284


CVE-2023-36638 is an improper privilege management vulnerability in FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer versions 6.0 to 7.2. Attackers with remote and authenticated API admin user access can exploit this vulnerability to access certain system settings, such as mail server settings, through the API using a stolen GUI session ID. The vulnerability has a CVSS score of 4.3, indicating a medium severity level. To remediate this vulnerability, users should upgrade their FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer installations to version 7.2.3 or later, 7.0.8 or later, or 6.4.12 or later, depending on the affected version. This vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations as it could allow unauthorized access to sensitive system settings and potentially lead to further exploitation of the network infrastructure.


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