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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


An issue was discovered in GitLab Community and Enterprise Edition before 12.0.3. One of the parsers used by Gilab CI was vulnerable to a resource exhaustion attack. It allows Uncontrolled Resource Consumption.

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CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.


Advisory Timeline

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