Argo CD is a declarative, GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes. Versions of Argo CD starting with v1.8.2 and prior to 2.3.13, 2.4.19, 2.5.6, and 2.6.0-rc-3 are vulnerable to an improper authorization bug causing the API to accept certain invalid tokens. OIDC providers include an `aud` (audience) claim in signed tokens. The value of that claim specifies the intended audience(s) of the token (i.e. the service or services which are meant to accept the token). Argo CD _does_ validate that the token was signed by Argo CD's configured OIDC provider. But Argo CD _does not_ validate the audience claim, so it will accept tokens that are not intended for Argo CD. If Argo CD's configured OIDC provider also serves other audiences (for example, a file storage service), then Argo CD will accept a token intended for one of those other audiences. Argo CD will grant the user privileges based on the token's `groups` claim, even though those groups were not intended to be used by Argo CD. This bug also increases the impact of a stolen token. If an attacker steals a valid token for a different audience, they can use it to access Argo CD. A patch for this vulnerability has been released in versions 2.6.0-rc3, 2.5.6, 2.4.19, and 2.3.13. There are no workarounds.
Published 2023-01-26 21:18:12
Updated 2023-02-23 19:24:45
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-22482

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 37 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-22482

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
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CWE ids for CVE-2023-22482

  • The product performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action, but it does not correctly perform the check. This allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
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References for CVE-2023-22482

Products affected by CVE-2023-22482

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