Security Advisory 2022-03

Summary Broken access control in API for projects using Git VCS (CVE-2022-1502)
Advisory Number 2022-03
Discovery Date 26 APR 2022
Patch Release Date 28 APR 2022
Advisory Release Date 04 MAY 2022
Product Octopus Server
Operating System Linux and Microsoft Windows
Severity Medium
CVE ID CVE-2022-1502

Customers who have downloaded and installed any of the Octopus Server versions listed below ("Details") are affected.

Please upgrade your Octopus Server immediately to fix this vulnerability.

Customers who have upgraded Octopus Server to version 2022.1.2454 or higher are not affected.


Octopus Deploy has given this vulnerability a medium rating. This rating was given according to the Octopus Deploy severity levels, which ranks vulnerabilities as critical, high, medium, or low severity.

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


Permissions were not properly verified in the API on projects using version control in Git. This allowed projects to be modified by users with only ProjectView permissions.

The versions of Octopus Server affected by this vulnerability are:

  • All 2021.3.x versions before 2021.3.12725
  • All 2022.1.x versions before 2022.1.2454


To address this vulnerability, we have released Octopus Server versions:

  • 2021.3.12725
  • 2022.1.2454

The latest versions of Octopus Deploy products can be downloaded from and previous versions can be downloaded from

What You Need to Do

Octopus Deploy recommends that you upgrade to the latest versions 2022.1.2454. You can download the latest version of Octopus Server from


There is no known mitigation for CVE-2022-1502, it is important to upgrade to a fixed version as soon as possible.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this advisory, please contact our support team

Exploitation and Public Announcements

The Octopus Deploy security team is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory.


This vulnerability was found during internal testing at Octopus Deploy.