Uncontrolled Resource Consumption
A business logic issue in the handling of large repositories in all versions of GitLab CE/EE from 10.0 before 15.1.6, all versions starting from 15.2 before 15.2.4, all versions starting from 15.3 before 15.3.2 allowed an authenticated and authorized user to exhaust server resources by importing a malicious project.
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.