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This alert is relevant to Australians who use GitLab on any platform.

These vulnerabilities impact the versions listed below:

  • 16.1 to 16.1.5
  • 16.2 to 16.2.8
  • 16.3 to 16.3.6
  • 16.4 to 16.4.4
  • 16.5 to 16.5.5
  • 16.6 to 16.6.3
  • 16.7 to 16.7.1

This alert is intended to be understood by all users.

Customers are encouraged to patch to the latest version using the GitLab upgrade path and to enforce multi-factor authentication for all GitLab accounts.

Background / What has happened?

  • GitLab has posted a security advisory and patch to address several vulnerabilities, the most severe of which is CVE-2023-7028.
  • CVE-2023-7028 allows an account take over via the ability to have password reset emails delivered to an unauthenticated email address.
  • Multi-factor authentication should be enabled immediately for all GitLabs users, and self-managed instances should be upgraded to the latest version as soon as possible.
  • Users with multi-factor authentication already enabled may be impacted by a password reset, however an attacker would not be able to take over their account using this vulnerability.
  • GitLab is not aware of any active exploitation of this vulnerability which was discovered via their Bug Bounty program.

Affected versions / applications:

  • CVE-2023-7028: This vulnerability impacts all versions of GitLab CC/EE from 16.1 to 16.1.6, 16.2 prior to 16.2.9, 16.3 prior to 16.3.7, 16.4 prior to 16.4.5, 16.5 prior to 16.5.6, 16.6 prior to 16.6.4, and 16.7 prior to 16.7.2
  • The security release also addresses CVE-2023-5356, CVE-2023-4812, CVE2023-6955 and CVE-2023-2030.

Mitigation / How do I stay secure?

Assistance / Where can I go for help?

Organisations or individuals that have been impacted or require assistance can contact us via 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).

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