Vulnerabilities > CVE-2023-23776 - Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information vulnerability in Fortinet Fortianalyzer

CVSS 3.1 - LOW
Attack vector
Attack complexity
Privileges required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
high complexity


An exposure of sensitive information to an unauthorized actor [CWE-200] vulnerability in FortiAnalyzer versions 7.2.0 through 7.2.1, 7.0.0 through 7.0.4 and 6.4.0 through 6.4.10 may allow a remote authenticated attacker to read the client machine password in plain text in a heartbeat response when a log-fetch request is made from the FortiAnalyzer

Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC)

  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Lifting Data Embedded in Client Distributions
    An attacker can resort to stealing data embedded in client distributions or client code in order to gain certain information. This information can reveal confidential contents, such as account numbers, or can be used as an intermediate step in a larger attack (such as by stealing keys/credentials).