Over 133,000 Fortinet devices remain exposed to a critical flaw, CVE-2024-21762, despite patch availability for over a month. With a high severity score, this vulnerability allows remote code execution and poses a large attack surface. Although patching rates have increased, numerous unpatched systems highlight ongoing security risks. Fortinet and CISA have urged swift patching due to the vulnerability’s active exploitation risk and available PoCs online.

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