GitLab 11.11 < 14.1.7 / 14.2 < 14.2.5 / 14.3 < 14.3.1 (CVE-2021-39870)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 187532


The version of GitLab installed on the remote host is affected by a vulnerability.


The version of GitLab installed on the remote host is affected by a vulnerability, as follows:

- In all versions of GitLab CE/EE since version 11.11, an instance that has the setting to disable Repo by URL import enabled is bypassed by an attacker making a crafted API call. (CVE-2021-39870)

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 14.1.7, 14.2.5, 14.3.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 187532

File Name: gitlab_cve-2021-39870.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/3/2024

Updated: 5/17/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39870


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 9/30/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/30/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-39870