FortiDAST performs automated black-box dynamic application security testing of web applications to identify vulnerabilities that bad actors may exploit.

This article describes the redis server vulnerability assessment with FortiDAST to mitigate golang based malware Redigo attacks.


CVE-2022-0543 vulnerability is a 0-day exploit that was discovered on a popular open source in-memory database and cache: redis (remote dictionary server).

This zero-day can result in a remote code execution, allowing the attacker to get full control of the target.

FortiDAST version 23.1


Detection against that vulnerability is empowered by the FortiDAST Scripting Engine (FSE).


This technology enables FortiDAST to assess remotely with high level of confidence if an asset is vulnerable to a specific vulnerability by testing the disarmed exploit against the asset itself.


To configure the scan, you will need to enable the FSE group signature redis which will select the underlying script CVE-2022-0543 Redis sandbox escape affecting only Debian, Ubuntu, and other derivatives.


For reference, a step-by-step guide on how to configure FortiPenTest/FortiDAST to trigger FSE can be found on Fortinet’s blog.


For more details regarding mitigating the vulnerability by utilizing Fortinet products, refer to: