GitLab Unauthorized Call Vulnerability (CVC-2023-5009) Notification

GitLab Unauthorized Call Vulnerability (CVC-2023-5009) Notification

setembro 21, 2023 | NSFOCUS


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT monitored that GitLab officially issued a security notice, and fixed an unauthorized call vulnerability in GitLab Enterprise Edition (EE). The vulnerability is a bypass of CVE-2023-3932. An attacker with low privileges can abuse the scan execution policy to run pipelines without the user’s consent. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow attackers to access sensitive information, manipulate user data, and cause data leakage. The CVSS score is 9.6, affected users should take protective measures as soon as possible.

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Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • 13.12<=Gitlab EE<16.2.7
  • 16.3.0<=Gitlab EE<16.3.4

Unaffected version

  • GitLab EE>=16.2.7
  • GitLab EE>=16.3.4


Relevant users can use version detection to determine whether the current application is at risk. Use the following command to view the current version of GitLab being used:

Cat/opt/gitlab/embedded/service/gitlab rails/VERSION

If the current version is within the affected range, there may be a security risk.


At present, GitLab has officially released a security version to fix this vulnerability. It is recommended that affected users upgrade their protection in a timely manner:


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