CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Jan 26, 2024
Updated: Jan 31, 2024
CWE ID 1333


CVE-2023-6159 is a vulnerability affecting GitLab CE/EE versions 12.7 to 16.6.6, 16.7 to 16.7.4, and 16.8 to 16.8.1. This vulnerability allows an attacker to trigger a Regular Expression Denial of Service by using a maliciously crafted input in the Cargo.toml file. The affected products include GitLab CE/EE as well as several other related products. The risk score for this vulnerability is 27, indicating a medium severity level. The potential danger it poses to an organization includes the possibility of denial of service attacks, potentially leading to disruption of services and availability issues for the affected systems and applications. It is recommended to update GitLab CE/EE to versions 16.6.6, 16.7.4, or 16.8.1 or later in order to remediate this vulnerability and mitigate the associated risks.

Explore Beyond the CVE Basics with Recorded Future's Vulnerability Intelligence

Note: This is just a basic overview providing quick insights into CVE-2023-6159 information. Gain full access to comprehensive CVE data, risk scores, prioritization, and mitigation data through Recorded Future's Vulnerability Intelligence:
  • Prioritize with Risk-Based Scoring
  • Explore the Extensive Vulnerability Database
  • Receive Early Alerts on Emerging CVEs
  • Focus on Critical Exploitable Vulnerabilities
  • Streamline Remediation with Integration Options