GitLab 16.9 < 16.9.1 (CVE-2024-1451)

high Nessus Plugin ID 190865


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 version 16.9 only. A crafted payload added to the user profile page could lead to a stored XSS on the client side which allows attackers to perform arbitrary actions on behalf of victims. (CVE-2024-1451)

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 16.9.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 190865

File Name: gitlab_cve-2024-1451.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: High

Score: 7.1


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-1451


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.7

Temporal Score: 7.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/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: 2/21/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-1451

IAVA: 2024-A-0113-S