CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 10, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023
CWE ID 436


CVE-2023-40718 is a vulnerability in Fortinet IPS Engine versions 7.321, 7.166, and 6.158 that allows attackers to bypass IPS features through the use of specially crafted TCP packets. The affected products include tCwJbb, ce6Yle, ce6Ylf, tCwJba, tCwJbZ, ce6Ylc, tCwJbY, ce6Yld, ce6Yla, ce6Ylb, ce6YlY, tCwJbc, ce6YlZ, ce6YlW, and ce6YlX. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH with a base score of 7.5 and an exploitability score of 3.9. It does not require any privileges or user interaction and can be exploited over the network. The impact of this vulnerability is rated as HIGH in terms of integrity but does not affect confidentiality. It is important for organizations using the affected Fortinet IPS Engine versions to apply the necessary updates or patches to remediate this vulnerability and prevent potential exploitation.


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