Bamboo Security Advisory 2021-04-07


CVE-2020-27955 & CVE-2021-21237 - Remote Code Injection using Git LFS

Advisory Release Date

Apr 7, 2021 10:00 AM PDT (Pacific Time, -7 hours)


Bamboo elastic agent AMI for Windows

Affected Versions

7.2.2 and earlier

Fixed Versions

7.2.3 and later




Summary of Vulnerability

This advisory discloses a critical severity security vulnerability which was introduced through the git-lfs library and discovered in Stock Elastic Windows Images shipped with version 7.2.2 of Bamboo for Windows. Both CVE-2020-27955 & CVE-2021-21237 refer to the same underlying vulnerability, Remote Code Injection using Git LFS. Bamboo Stock Elastic Windows Images shipped with versions of Bamboo for Windows before 7.2.3 (the fixed version for CVE-2020-27955 & CVE-2021-21237) are affected by this vulnerability.

Customers using the Bamboo Windows elastic agent AMI on version 7.2.3 are not affected.

Customers using Bamboo for any non-Windows OS are not affected.

Customers using the Bamboo Windows elastic agent AMI on version 7.2.2 or earlier

Please upgrade your installations immediately to fix this vulnerability.

  Customers using Bamboo for Windows

Ensure that git-lfs is updated to avoid being vulnerable. Refer to the advisories from Git, linked in “Vulnerability References”.

Remote Code Injection using Git LFS - CVE-2020-27955 & CVE-2021-21237


Atlassian rates the severity level of this vulnerability as critical, according to the scale published in our Atlassian severity levels. The scale allows us to rank the severity as critical, high, moderate or low.

This is our assessment and you should evaluate its applicability to your own IT environment.


The vulnerability occurs if git-lfs operates on a malicious repository with a git.bat or git.exe file in the current directory, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

  1. run Git LFS on a on a malicious repository with a git.bat or git.exe file in the current directory

All versions of Bamboo for Windows up to and including 7.2.2 are affected by this vulnerability. This issue can be tracked here:

BAM-21267 - Getting issue details... STATUS

BAM-21284 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Vulnerability References


We have taken the following steps to address this issue:

  1. Released Bamboo for Windows version 7.2.3 that contains a fix for this issue.

What You Need to Do

Atlassian recommends that you upgrade to the latest version. For a full description of the latest version of Bamboo for Windows, see the release note You can download the latest version of Bamboo for Windows from the download centre.

Upgrade Bamboo for Windows to version 7.2.3 or higher and update git-lfs on Windows

Customers using Bamboo for Windows need to update git-lfs on Windows to the latest version

Customers using Bamboo elastic agent AMI: Upgrade Bamboo for Windows to version 7.2.3


Update git and git-lfs on your system to the latest versions and use them in your existing Bamboo instance.


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Last modified on Dec 21, 2022

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