Fortinet FortiWLM Users Beware of OS Command Injection Vulnerability

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Fortinet FortiWLM, a network monitoring and management tool, is affected by a vulnerability that could allow attackers to execute unauthorized code on systems.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-34986, is due to improper neutralization of special elements used in OS commands. This could enable an attacker to craft HTTP GET requests containing malicious parameters that exploit how FortiWLM handles OS commands. If successful, it would give the attacker the ability to run arbitrary code or commands on the targeted system with the privileges of the FortiWLM application.

Attackers could take advantage of this vulnerability by tricking users into clicking a malicious link or visiting a compromised website. The crafted requests would be enough to exploit the vulnerability without any other interactions from the user.

FortiWLM administrators are urged to update to the latest versions that have addressed this issue. Users should keep their FortiWLM installations up-to-date with the latest patches. It’s also recommended to limit network exposure of management interfaces and scan URLs for malicious parameters. Taking basic security precautions can go a long way in protecting systems from exploits of vulnerabilities like this OS command injection flaw.