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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 66044


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.

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


Update the affected arpwatch package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 66044

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-030.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:arpwatch, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2653

MDVSA: 2013:030