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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Hard-coded credentials vulnerability in FortiRecorder
13 August 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-6698
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FortiRecorder sets credentials of FortiCameras to static values
IR Number : FG-IR-19-185
Date : Aug 12, 2019
Risk : 4/5
Impact : Authentication Controls Bypass
CVE ID : CVE-2019-6698
An Use of Hard-coded Credentials vulnerability in FortiRecorder may allow an
unauthenticated attacker with knowledge of the aforementioned credentials and
network access to FortiCameras to take control of those, provided they are
managed by a FortiRecorder device.
Authentication Controls Bypass
FortiRecorder all versions below 2.7.4
Upgrade to FortiRecorder 2.7.4
Deploy FortiCameras on a private and closed network dedicated to the connection
Alternatively, use a Firewall or FortiCamera built-in access control to only
allow trusted hosts to access FortiCamera.
Refer to the "Hardening security" section in your FortiRecorder's admin guide
Fortinet is pleased to thank security researcher Aaron Blair for reporting this
vulnerability under responsible disclosure and FortiGuard Lion Team for the
help of addressing this issue.
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