GLSA-201607-16 : arpwatch: Privilege escalation

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 92486


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 92486

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201607-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/07/21

Modified: 2016/07/21

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:gentoo:linux:arpwatch, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2653

GLSA: 201607-16