Improper Privilege Management
A local privilege escalation and local code execution vulnerability in Fortinet FortiOS 5.6.0 to 5.6.2, 5.4.0 to 5.4.8, and 5.2 and below versions allows attacker to execute unauthorized binary program contained on an USB drive plugged into a FortiGate via linking the aforementioned binary program to a command that is allowed to be run by the fnsysctl CLI command.
CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management
An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.