CVSS 3.1 Score 3.1 of 10 (low)


Published Nov 6, 2023
Updated: Nov 14, 2023


CVE-2023-5963 is a vulnerability that affects GitLab EE with Advanced Search versions 13.9 to 16.3.6, 16.4 prior to 16.4.2, and 16.5 prior to 16.5.1. This vulnerability allows for a denial of service in the Advanced Search function by exploiting excessive syntax operators. The affected products include various versions of GitLab EE and GitLab CE. To remediate the vulnerability, organizations should update their GitLab instances to versions 16.4.2 or later for 16.x releases and version 14.x.y for the latest supported major release series (e.g., version 14.x.y). This vulnerability has a risk score of 5 and a base severity rating of LOW according to the CVSS v3 scoring system, indicating its potential danger is relatively low but still requires attention from organizations using affected GitLab versions in order to prevent possible denial of service attacks on their systems.


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