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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61966


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected arpwatch package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61966

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-113.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:arpwatch, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2653

BID: 54157

MDVSA: 2012:113