Vulnerable Fortinet Special Report

LAST UPDATED: 2022-10-14


This one-time Special Report contains information about Fortinet devices likely vulnerable to a critical authorization bypass CVE-2022-40684. We see this vulnerability exploited in the wild.

The report is sourced from LeakIX.

The 2022-10-14 report contains 17415 unique, potentially vulnerable IPs.


If you have not applied the patch when it was published on Oct 10th 2022 and you were exposing the administrative interface to the Internet, it is possible that your FortiOS/FortiProxy/FortiSwitchManager has been compromised already, as exploitation has been observed. Make sure to investigate for signs of compromise in accordance with best practices.

Do not expose your Fortinet device management interface to the public Internet. Use firewalling to block traffic and make sure to patch and follow Fortinet guidance.

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Filename: 2022-10-14-special




  • timestamp
    Timestamp when the IP address was seen, in UTC+0
  • ip
    IP address of the affected device
  • port
    TCP port identified
  • protocol
  • asn
    Autonomous System Number of the affected device
  • geo
    Country of the affected device
  • region
    Region of the affected device
  • city
    City of the affected device
  • hostname
    Hostname of the affected device (may be from reverse DNS)
  • naics
    North American Industry Classification System Code
  • sector
    Sector of the IP in question
  • tag
    Tag set to cve-2022-40684
  • public_source
    Source of the data
  • status
    Set to critical
  • method
    Not used
  • device_vendor
    Set to Fortinet


"2022-10-13 23:38:39","62.173.x.x",443,"tcp",29091,"NG","LAGOS","LAGOS","",541191,,"cve-2022-40684","LeakIX","critical",,"Fortinet"
"2022-10-13 23:39:58","199.58.x.x",444,"tcp",16438,"CA","QUEBEC","JOLIETTE","",,,"cve-2022-40684","LeakIX","critical",,"Fortinet"
"2022-10-13 23:40:14","96.9.x.x",443,"tcp",131207,"KH","PHNOM PENH","PHNUM PENH","",,,"cve-2022-40684","LeakIX","critical",,"Fortinet"

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