Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : arpwatch (MDVSA-2012:113)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in arpwatch :

arpwatch 2.1a15, as used by Red Hat, Debian, Fedora, and possibly
others, does not properly drop supplementary groups, which might allow
attackers to gain root privileges by leveraging other vulnerabilities
in the daemon (CVE-2012-2653).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected arpwatch package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61966 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54157

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2653

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