GitLab 16.5 < 16.7.6 / 16.8 < 16.8.3 / 16.9 < 16.9.1 (CVE-2023-6477)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 190864


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 EE affecting all versions starting from 16.5 before 16.7.6, all versions starting from 16.8 before 16.8.3, all versions starting from 16.9 before 16.9.1. When a user is assigned a custom role with admin_group_member permission, they may be able to make a group, other members or themselves Owners of that group, which may lead to privilege escalation. (CVE-2023-6477)

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 16.7.6, 16.8.3, 16.9.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 190864

File Name: gitlab_cve-2023-6477.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2/21/2024

Updated: 3/8/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-6477


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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: 2/21/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-6477

IAVA: 2024-A-0113-S