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Major Cybersecurity Agencies Collaborate to Unveil 2022’s Most Exploited Vulnerabilities

August 4, 2023

A four-year-old critical security flaw impacting Fortinet FortiOS SSL has emerged as one of the most routinely and frequently exploited vulnerabilities in 2022.

“In 2022, malicious cyber actors exploited older software vulnerabilities more frequently than recently disclosed vulnerabilities and targeted unpatched, internet-facing systems,” cybersecurity and intelligence agencies from the Five Eyes nations, which comprises Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., and the U.S., said in a joint alert.

The continued weaponization of CVE-2018-13379, which was also one among the most exploited bugs in 2020 and 2021, suggests a failure on the part of organizations to apply patches in a timely manner, the authorities said.

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