GitLab Fixes Critical Vulnerability Allowing Account Hijacking

GitLab addresses a high-risk vulnerability in its Web IDE, urging users to upgrade to the latest version to prevent potential account hijacking.

On May 24, GitLab, the open-source code hosting platform, announced the resolution of one high-risk and six medium-risk vulnerabilities. Users are urged to upgrade to the latest version promptly.

The critical vulnerability tracked as CVE-2024-4835 exists in the VS Code editor (Web IDE). Exploiting this flaw, attackers can use cross-site scripting (XSS) to fully take over user accounts.

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Although this attack does not require authentication, it does need user interaction, which adds complexity to the attack.

GitLab released versions 17.0.1, 16.11.3, and 16.10.6 of the Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). These updates contain crucial bugs and security fixes, and GitLab strongly advises all users to upgrade immediately.

This announcement includes external links (such as hyperlinks, QR codes, and passwords) intended to provide additional information, saving selection time. The results are for reference only.

For further details, users can refer to the original GitLab advisory.

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GitLab Fixes Critical Vulnerability Allowing Account Hijacking

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