GitLab 8.15.x < 14.6.5 / 14.7.x < 14.7.4 / 14.8.x < 14.8.2 DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 158891

Synopsis

A source control application running on the remote web server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description

According to its self-reported version, the instance of GitLab running on the remote web server is 8.15.x prior to 14.6.5, 14.7.x prior to 14.7.4, or 14.8.x prior to 14.8.2. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability in issue comments. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by using the math feature with a specific formula in issue comments, to cause GitLab to stop responding.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to GitLab version 14.6.5, 14.7.4, 14.8.2, or later.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?35c16f9f

http://www.nessus.org/u?b85d5630

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 158891

File Name: gitlab_cve-2022-0489.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 3/14/2022

Updated: 7/26/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-0489

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.7

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:gitlab:gitlab

Required KB Items: installed_sw/GitLab

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/25/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/25/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-0489

IAVA: 2022-A-0099