Security Advisory 2022-20

Summary Git connection checker can initiate an SMB connection leading to NTLM relay attack (CVE-2022-2780)
Advisory Number 2022-20
Discovery Date 11 Aug 2022
Patch Release Date 27 Sep 2022
Advisory Release Date 14 Oct 2022
Product Octopus Server
Operating System Linux and Microsoft Windows
Severity High
CVE ID CVE-2022-2780

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 2022.3.10640 or higher are not affected.


Octopus Deploy has given this vulnerability a high 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.


In affected versions of Octopus Server it is possible to use the Git Connectivity test function on the VCS project to initiate an SMB request resulting in the potential for an NTLM relay attack.

The versions of Octopus Server affected by this vulnerability are:

  • All 2021.2.x versions after 2021.2.994
  • All 2021.3.x versions
  • All 2022.1.x versions before 2022.1.3180
  • All 2022.2.x versions before 2022.2.7965
  • All 2022.3.x versions before 2022.3.10586


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

  • 2022.1.3180
  • 2022.2.7965
  • 2022.3.10586

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 version (2022.3.10640). You can download the latest version of Octopus Server from

If you can't upgrade to the latest version (2022.3.10640):

If you have feature version... ...then upgrade to this version
2021.2.994 and greater 2022.1.3180 or greater
2021.3.x 2022.1.3180 or greater
2022.1.x 2022.1.3180 or greater
2022.2.x 2022.2.7965 or greater
2022.3.x 2022.3.10586 or greater


There is no known mitigation for CVE-2022-2780, 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 by Justin Steven