Unauthorized access to projects in GitLab

Published: 2020-02-13
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-8795
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Gitlab Community Edition
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor GitLab, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Severity: Medium

CVSSv3: 5.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8795

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to projects.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect membership handling of group sharing feature. Sharing a group with another group could grant project access to unauthorized users.


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Vulnerable software versions

Gitlab Community Edition: 12.5.0, 12.5.1, 12.5.2, 12.5.3, 12.5.4, 12.5.5, 12.5.6, 12.5.7, 12.5.9, 12.6.0, 12.6.1, 12.6.2, 12.6.3, 12.6.4, 12.6.6, 12.7.0, 12.7.1, 12.7.2, 12.7.4, 12.7.5

CPE External links


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.