Today we are releasing versions 16.3.4 and 16.2.7 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. GitLab.com is already running the patched version.
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We are dedicated to ensuring all aspects of GitLab that are exposed to customers or that host customer data are held to the highest security standards. As part of maintaining good security hygiene, it is highly recommended that all customers upgrade to the latest security release for their supported version. You can read more best practices in securing your GitLab instance in our blog post.
We strongly recommend that all installations running a version affected by the issues described below are upgraded to the latest version as soon as possible. For versions starting from 13.12 before 16.2.7, all versions starting from 16.3 before 16.3.4, see the mitigations offered below.
When no specific deployment type (omnibus, source code, helm chart, etc.) of a product is mentioned, this means all types are affected.
Table of Fixes
|Attacker can abuse scan execution policies to run pipeline as another user||critical|
Attacker can abuse scan execution policies to run pipelines as another user
An issue has been discovered in GitLab EE affecting all versions starting
from 13.12 before 16.2.7 and all
versions starting from 16.3 before 16.3.4. It was possible for an attacker to run
pipelines as an arbitrary user via scheduled security scan policies.
This was a bypass of CVE-2023-3932 showing additional impact.
This is a critical severity issue (
It is now mitigated in the latest release and is assigned CVE-2023-5009.
Thanks joaxcar for reporting this vulnerability through our HackerOne bug bounty program.
Mitigations for impacted versions
Instances running versions starting from 13.12 before 16.2.7, all versions starting from 16.3 before 16.3.4 are vulnerable if both of the features below are enabled at the same time. In order to mitigate this vulnerability in situations where it's not possible to upgrade, it is required to disable one or both features.
If both features are turned on, the instance is in a vulnerable state.
Non Security Patches
This security release also includes the following non-security patches.
- Use new indexer, fix removing blobs from index
- Backport "Fix Geo secondary proxying Git pulls unnecessarily" to 16.3
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