CVSS Score of 10 (low)


Published Aug 2, 2023
Updated: Aug 4, 2023


CVE-2023-3401 is a vulnerability in GitLab that affects all versions before 16.0.8, versions starting from 16.1 before 16.1.3, and versions starting from 16.2 before 16.2.2. The vulnerability allows an attacker to create repositories with malicious code by exploiting the main branch of a repository with a specially designed name. This vulnerability poses a medium risk to organizations as it requires low privileges and no user interaction for exploitation, and it can lead to high integrity impact on the affected systems. Remediation involves updating GitLab to version 16.0.8, 16.1.3, or 16.2.2 or later to mitigate the risk of this vulnerability being exploited by malicious actors.


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