#VU57929 Input validation error

Published: 2021-11-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57929

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-39908


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Gitlab Community Edition
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers
GitLab Enterprise Edition
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor: GitLab, Inc


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A remote authenticated attacker can abuse certain Unicode characters to commit malicious code into projects without being noticed in merge request or source code viewer UI.

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Vulnerable software versions

Gitlab Community Edition: 0.1.5 - 14.4.0

GitLab Enterprise Edition: 6.2.0 - 14.4.0


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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