Advisory: Gitlab EE multiple high-risk vulnerabilities

Advisory: Gitlab EE multiple high-risk vulnerabilities

dezembro 24, 2019 | Adeline Zhang

Vulnerability Description

On December 10, 2019 local time, GitLab officially released an important version update notice, announcing three high-risk vulnerabilities in GitLab EE (Enterprise Edition). GitLab is an open source and web-based Git-repository management project.

CVE-2019-19628: Because the registry of the maven package does not have accurate parameter settings, an attacker can achieve privilege escalation and remote code execution under certain conditions.

CVE-2019-19629: When importing public projects into private groups, the Group Search API integrated on Elasticsearch may cause leakage of private codes.

CVE-2019-19604: When users use the Git submodule update function, an attacker can use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands defined in the .gitmodules file.



Scope of Impact


Affected Versions

  • GitLab EE 11.3 or later.

Unaffected Versions

  • GitLab EE = 12.3.9
  • GitLab EE = 12.4.6
  • GitLab EE = 12.5.4



Affected Versions

  • GitLab EE 10.5 or later.

Unaffected Versions

  • GitLab EE = 12.3.9
  • GitLab EE = 12.4.6
  • GitLab EE = 12.5.4



Affected Versions

  • Git 2.20.0-2.20.1
  • Git 2.21.0
  • Git 2.22.0-2.22.1
  • Git 2.23.0
  • Git 2.24.0
  • All versions of GitLab Omnibus

Unaffected Versions

  • Git 2.20.2
  • Git 2.21.1
  • Git 2.22.2
  • Git 2.23.1
  • Git 2.24.1
  • GitLab EE = 12.3.9
  • GitLab EE = 12.4.6
  • GitLab EE = 12.5.4


Vulnerability Detection

Version Inspection

Users who are using GitLab software are recommended to view your current system version and find whether your version is affected or not.


Use the following command to view the current version of Gitlab:

cat /opt/gitlab/embedded/service/gitlab-rails/VERSION



Use the following command to view the current Gti version:

git –version


Official Upgrade

At present, the above vulnerabilities have been fixed in the latest version. Users can upgrade their system to the latest version.

Gitlab download and installation:

Git download and installationk:


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