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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

       FortiClientWindows & FortiClient EMS  - Privilege escalation
                             via DLL Hijacking
                             30 November 2021


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           FortiClientWindows
Operating System:  Windows
                   Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2021-32592  

Original Bulletin: 

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FortiClientWindows & FortiClient EMS  - Privilege escalation via DLL Hijacking

IR Number    : FG-IR-21-088
Date         : Nov 29, 2021
Risk         : 4/5
CVSSv3 Score : 7.6
Impact       : Execute unauthorized code or commands
CVE ID       : CVE-2021-32592
Affected Products: FortiClientWindows: 7.0.0, 6.4.6, 6.4.5, 6.4.4, 6.4.3, 6.4.2, 6.4.1, 6.4.0, 6.2.9, 6.2.8, 6.2.7, 6.2.6, 6.2.5, 6.2.4, 6.2.3, 6.2.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.0, 6.0.9, 6.0.8, 6.0.7, 6.0.6, 6.0.5, 6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.10, 6.0.1, 6.0.0
FortiClientEMS: 7.0.0, 6.4.4, 6.4.3, 6.4.2, 6.4.1, 6.4.0, 6.2.9, 6.2.8, 6.2.7, 6.2.6, 6.2.4, 6.2.3, 6.2.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.0, 6.0.8, 6.0.6, 6.0.5, 6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1, 6.0.0


An unsafe search path vulnerability in FortiClient and FortiClient EMS may
allow an attacker to perform a DLL Hijack attack on affected devices via a
malicious OpenSSL engine library in the search path.

Affected Products

FortiClient 7.0.0
FortiClient 6.4.6 and below.
FortiClient 6.2.x.
FortiClient 6.0.x.

FortiClient EMS 7.0.0
FortiClient EMS 6.4.6 and below.
FortiClient EMS 6.2.x.
FortiClient EMS 6.0.x.


Please upgrade to FortiClient 7.0.1 or above.

Please upgrade to FortiClient 6.4.7 or above.

Please upgrade to FortiClient EMS 7.0.1 or above.

Please upgrade to FortiClient EMS 6.4.7 or above.


Fortinet is pleased to thank independent researcher AmeenBasha M K, and Ammarit
Thongthua and Sumedt Jitpukdebodin of Secure D Research team, for reporting
this vulnerability under responsible disclosure.

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