GitLab 0.8.0 < 14.4.1 Privilege Escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 159923


A source control application running on the remote web server is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the instance of GitLab running on the remote web server is 0.8.0 prior to 14.4.1. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escaltion vulnerability where the system root password is accidentally logged in the migration logs. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to lead to privilege escalation.

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 14.4.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 159923

File Name: gitlab_cve-2021-39913.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 4/20/2022

Updated: 7/26/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39913


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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: 4/1/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/1/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-39913

IAVA: 2021-A-0523-S