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CVE-2023-28436 Detail

Current Description

Tailscale is software for using Wireguard and multi-factor authentication (MFA). A vulnerability identified in the implementation of Tailscale SSH starting in version 1.34.0 and prior to prior to 1.38.2 in FreeBSD allows commands to be run with a higher privilege group ID than that specified in Tailscale SSH access rules. A difference in the behavior of the FreeBSD `setgroups` system call from POSIX meant that the Tailscale client running on a FreeBSD-based operating system did not appropriately restrict groups on the host when using Tailscale SSH. When accessing a FreeBSD host over Tailscale SSH, the egid of the tailscaled process was used instead of that of the user specified in Tailscale SSH access rules. Tailscale SSH commands may have been run with a higher privilege group ID than that specified in Tailscale SSH access rules if they met all of the following criteria: the destination node was a FreeBSD device with Tailscale SSH enabled; Tailscale SSH access rules permitted access for non-root users; and a non-interactive SSH session was used. Affected users should upgrade to version 1.38.2 to remediate the issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/tailscale/tailscale/commit/d00c046b723dff6e3775d7d35f891403ac21a47d Patch 
https://github.com/tailscale/tailscale/releases/tag/v1.38.2 Patch  Release Notes 
https://github.com/tailscale/tailscale/security/advisories/GHSA-vfgq-g5x8-g595 Mitigation  Vendor Advisory 
https://tailscale.com/security-bulletins/#ts-2023-003 Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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GitHub, Inc.