GLSA-201607-16 : arpwatch: Privilege escalation
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 92486
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-16 (arpwatch: Privilege escalation)
Arpwatch does not properly drop supplementary groups.
Attackers, if able to exploit arpwatch, could escalate privileges outside of the running process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll arpwatch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=net-analyzer/arpwatch-2.1.15-r8'