Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : arpwatch (MDVSA-2013:030)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

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.

NOTE: This advisory was previousely given the MDVSA-2013:017
identifier by mistake.

Solution :

Update the affected arpwatch package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66044 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2653

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