One year ago (April 2012) we discovered a critical vulnerability in the Fortinet SSL VPN client. The vulnerability is very simple. When you do a man-in-the-middle attack to intercept an SSL VPN connection the VPN client detects the fake certificate and alerts the user… but only AFTER it has sent the username and password. We were doing a pentest in a Wifi network and couldn’t believe it was so easy to get the keys to the customers internal network. We alerted Fortinet a year ago. They patched most versions but haven’t published any advisory yet.
FORTICLIENT VPN CLIENT CREDENTIAL INTERCEPTION VULNERABILITY ============================================================ Description ----------- The Fortinet FortiClient VPN client on all available platforms suffers from a certificate validation vulnerability which allows an attacker to successfully run a man-in-the-middle attack and to steal the credentials of the user. When the FortiClient VPN client is tricked into connecting to a proxy server rather than to the original firewall (e.g. through ARP or DNS spoofing,) it detects the wrong SSL certificate but it only warns the user _AFTER_ it has already sent the password to the proxy. Rating ------ Critical. User can not prevent interception. Intercepted credentials give full access to VPN. Vulnerable versions: ------------------- Tested: - FortiClient Lite 126.96.36.1995 on Windows 7 - FortiClient SSL VPN 4.0.2012 for Linux on Ubuntu - FortiClient Lite Android 2.0 Acknowledged by vendor - FortiClient v4.3.3 - Patch 3 on Windows - FortiClient v4.0 - Patch 2 on MacOS History ------- April 11, 2012: Vendor first contacted May 2, 2012: Problem acknowledged Dec 21, 2012: Vendor has patched all versions except Android v2 Current Status -------------- April 2013: Android FortiClient Lite v2.0.0223 still not patched and available on Play Store. Linux version not supported anymore. Apparently no patch available. According to vendor all other versions have been patched on all available platforms (as of V4.3 patch 11). Credit: ------- Discovered by Cédric Tissières and Philippe Oechslin, Objectif Sécurité References ---------- www.objectif-securite.ch CVE-2013-4669