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The following analytic identifies a recent CVE-2022-39952 released publicly where the URI configWizard/keyUpload.jsp recieves a POST with the, from there the POC script will schedule a cron to run the payload and contact the remote C2.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Web
  • Last Updated: 2023-02-21
  • Author: Michael Haag, Splunk
  • ID: 2038f5c6-5aba-4221-8ae2-ca76e2ca8b97




ID Technique Tactic
T1190 Exploit Public-Facing Application Initial Access
T1133 External Remote Services Persistence, Initial Access
Kill Chain Phase
  • Delivery
  • Installation
  • DE.CM
  • CIS 13
ID Summary CVSS
CVE-2022-39952 A external control of file name or path in Fortinet FortiNAC versions 9.4.0, 9.2.0 through 9.2.5, 9.1.0 through 9.1.7, 8.8.0 through 8.8.11, 8.7.0 through 8.7.6, 8.6.0 through 8.6.5, 8.5.0 through 8.5.4, 8.3.7 may allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute unauthorized code or commands via specifically crafted HTTP request. None
| tstats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Web where Web.url IN ("*configWizard/keyUpload.jsp*") by Web.http_user_agent, Web.status Web.http_method, Web.url, Web.url_length, Web.src, Web.dest, sourcetype 
| `drop_dm_object_name("Web")` 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `exploit_public_facing_fortinet_fortinac_cve_2022_39952_filter`


The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: exploit_public-facing_fortinet_fortinac_cve-2022-39952_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Required fields

List of fields required to use this analytic.

  • Web.http_user_agent
  • Web.http_method
  • Web.url
  • Web.url_length
  • Web.src
  • Web.dest
  • sourcetype

How To Implement

This detection requires the Web datamodel to be populated from a supported Technology Add-On like Splunk for Apache, Splunk for Nginx, or Splunk for Palo Alto.

Known False Positives

False positives may be present. Modify the query as needed to POST, or add additional filtering (based on log source).

Associated Analytic Story


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
64.0 80 80 Potential CVE-2022-39952 against a Fortinet NAC may be occurring against $dest$.

:information_source: The Risk Score is calculated by the following formula: Risk Score = (Impact * Confidence/100). Initial Confidence and Impact is set by the analytic author.


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