CVE Vulnerabilities


Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere

Published: May 03, 2023 | Modified: May 09, 2023
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

An issue has been discovered in GitLab affecting all versions starting from 10.0 before 12.9.8, all versions starting from 12.10 before 12.10.7, all versions starting from 13.0 before 13.0.1. A user with the role of developer could use the import project feature to leak CI/CD variables.


The product exposes a resource to the wrong control sphere, providing unintended actors with inappropriate access to the resource.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Gitlab Gitlab 10.0 (including) 12.9.8 (excluding)
Gitlab Gitlab 12.10.0 (including) 12.10.7 (excluding)
Gitlab Gitlab 13.0 (including) 13.0.1 (excluding)
Gitlab Ubuntu trusty *
Gitlab Ubuntu xenial *

Extended Description

Resources such as files and directories may be inadvertently exposed through mechanisms such as insecure permissions, or when a program accidentally operates on the wrong object. For example, a program may intend that private files can only be provided to a specific user. This effectively defines a control sphere that is intended to prevent attackers from accessing these private files. If the file permissions are insecure, then parties other than the user will be able to access those files. A separate control sphere might effectively require that the user can only access the private files, but not any other files on the system. If the program does not ensure that the user is only requesting private files, then the user might be able to access other files on the system. In either case, the end result is that a resource has been exposed to the wrong party.