GitLab 13.11 < 13.11.7 / 13.12 < 13.12.8 / 14.0 < 14.0.4 (CVE-2021-22234)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 187563


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:

- An issue has been discovered in GitLab CE/EE affecting all versions starting from 13.11 before 13.11.7, all versions starting from 13.12 before 13.12.8, and all versions starting from 14.0 before 14.0.4. A specially crafted design image allowed attackers to read arbitrary files on the server. (CVE-2021-22234)

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 13.11.7, 13.12.8, 14.0.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 187563

File Name: gitlab_cve-2021-22234.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: 3.8


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-22234


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:gitlab:gitlab

Required KB Items: installed_sw/GitLab

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/7/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/7/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-22234