Check Point Advisories

GitLab CE Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-22205)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2021-0867
Date Published: 14 Nov 2021
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Monday 28 November, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2021-22205
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? GitLab CE/EE v11.9 and above
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in GitLab CE. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the GitLab CE Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-22205) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  GitLab CE Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-22205)

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