Security restrictions bypass in GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE)

Published: 2023-09-25
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-5009
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Gitlab Community Edition
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

GitLab Enterprise Edition
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor GitLab, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Privilege Management

EUVDB-ID: #VU81077

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-5009

CWE-ID: CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote user to escalate privileges within the application.

The vulnerability exists due to improper privilege management caused by insufficient fix for #VU78878 (CVE-2023-3932). A remote user can run pipelines as an arbitrary user via scheduled security scan policies.


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Vulnerable software versions

Gitlab Community Edition: 13.12.0 - 16.3.3

GitLab Enterprise Edition: 13.12.0 - 16.3.3

CPE2.3 External links

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