Apr 28, 2021 - Vitor Meireles De Sousa  

GitLab Security Release: 13.11.2, 13.10.4, and 13.9.7

Learn more about GitLab Security Release: 13.11.2, 13.10.4, and 13.9.7 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

Today we are releasing versions 13.11.2, 13.10.4, and 13.9.7 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

These versions contain important security fixes, and we strongly recommend that all GitLab installations be upgraded to one of these versions immediately.

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Table of Fixes

Title Severity
Read API scoped tokens can execute mutations high
Pull mirror credentials are exposed medium
Denial of Service when querying repository branches API medium
Non-owners can set system_note_timestamp when creating / updating issues medium
DeployToken will impersonate a User with the same ID when using Dependency Proxy low
Update Python dependency Dependency Update - critical
Update Redis dependency Dependency Update - high
Update carrierwave gem Dependency Update - high
Update Mermaid npm package Dependency Update - high

Read API scoped tokens can execute mutations

An issue has been discovered in GitLab CE/EE affecting all versions starting from 13.8. GitLab was not properly validating authorisation tokens which resulted in GraphQL mutation being executed. This is a high severity issue (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N, 7.5). It is now mitigated in the latest release and is assigned CVE-2021-22209.

This vulnerability has been discovered internally by the GitLab team.

Remediation

We strongly recommend that all installations running an affected version above are upgraded to the latest version as soon as possible.

Pull mirror credentials were exposed

An issue has been discovered in GitLab affecting all versions starting from 11.6. Pull mirror credentials were exposed and could allow other maintainers to view the credentials in plain-text. This is a medium severity issue (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N, 6.8). It is now mitigated in the latest release and is assigned CVE-2021-22206.

Thanks jlneel for reporting this vulnerability through our HackerOne bug bounty program.

Remediation

We strongly recommend that all installations running an affected version above are upgraded to the latest version as soon as possible.

Denial of Service when querying repository branches API

An issue has been discovered in GitLab CE/EE affecting all versions starting from 13.2. When querying the repository branches through API, GitLab was ignoring a query parameter and returning a considerable amount of results. This is a medium severity issue (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L, 5.3). It is now mitigated in the latest release and is assigned CVE-2021-22210.

This vulnerability has been discovered internally by the GitLab team.

Remediation

We strongly recommend that all installations running an affected version above are upgraded to the latest version as soon as possible.

Non-owners can set system_note_timestamp when creating / updating issues

An issue has been discovered in GitLab affecting versions prior to 13.5. Improper permission check could allow the change of timestamp for issue creation or update. This is a medium severity issue (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N, 4.3). It is now mitigated in the latest release and is assigned CVE-2021-22208.

This vulnerability has been discovered internally by the GitLab team.

Remediation

We strongly recommend that all installations running an affected version above are upgraded to the latest version as soon as possible.

DeployToken will impersonate a User with the same ID when using Dependency Proxy

An issue has been discovered in GitLab CE/EE affecting all versions starting from 13.7. GitLab Dependency Proxy, under certain circumstances, can impersonate a user resulting in possibly incorrect access handling. This is a low severity issue (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L, 3.1). It is now mitigated in the latest release and is assigned CVE-2021-22211.

This vulnerability has been discovered internally by the GitLab team.

Remediation

We strongly recommend that all installations running an affected version above are upgraded to the latest version as soon as possible.

Update Python dependency

The dependency on Python has been upgraded to 3.7.10 in order to mitigate security concerns.

Versions affected

Affects Omnibus versions 12.0 and later.

Update Redis dependency

The dependency on Redis has been upgraded to 6.0.12 in order to mitigate security concerns.

Versions affected

Affects versions 12.7 and later.

Update carrierwave gem

The carrierwave gem has been upgraded to 1.3.2 in order to mitigate security concerns.

Versions affected

Affects all versions.

Update Mermaid npm package

The Mermaid npm package has been upgraded to 8.9.2 in order to mitigate security concerns.

Versions affected

Affects versions 13.9 and later.

Updating

To update GitLab, see the Update page. To update Gitlab Runner, see the Updating the Runner page.

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