GLSA-201607-16 : arpwatch: Privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-16
(arpwatch: Privilege escalation)

Arpwatch does not properly drop supplementary groups.

Impact :

Attackers, if able to exploit arpwatch, could escalate privileges
outside of the running process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201607-16

Solution :

All arpwatch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=net-analyzer/arpwatch-2.1.15-r8'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92486 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2653

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