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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


An issue has been discovered in GitLab affecting all versions starting from 13.0 before 14.0.9, all versions starting from 14.1 before 14.1.4, all versions starting from 14.2 before 14.2.2. A user account with 'external' status which is granted 'Maintainer' role on any project on the GitLab instance where 'project tokens' are allowed may elevate its privilege to 'Internal' and access Internal projects.

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CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published