The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aware of the possible exposure of passwords on Fortinet devices that are vulnerable to CVE 2018-13379. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an unauthenticated attacker to access FortiOS system files. Potentially affected devices may be located in the United States.
Fortinet has released a security advisory to highlight mitigation of this vulnerability. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the advisory and apply the necessary updates immediately. Additionally, CISA recommends Fortinet users conduct a thorough review of logs on any connected networks to detect any additional threat actor activity.