GitLab 11.1.0 < 14.2.6 / 11.2.0 < 14.3.4 / 11.3.0 < 14.4.1 Approval Bypass

medium Nessus Plugin ID 159921


A source control application running on the remote web server is affected by an approval bypass vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the instance of GitLab running on the remote web server is 11.1.0 prior to 14.2.6, 11.2.0 prior to 14.3.4, or 11.3.0 prior to 14.4.1. It is, therefore, affected by an approval bypass vulnerability that can allow an attacker to bypass CODEOWNERS Merge Request approval requirement under rare circumstances.

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


Upgrade to GitLab version 14.2.6, 14.3.4, 14.4.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 159921

File Name: gitlab_cve-2021-39909.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 4/20/2022

Updated: 7/26/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39909


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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: 4/11/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-39909

IAVA: 2021-A-0523-S