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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201607-16 ] arpwatch Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: arpwatch: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201607-16)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: July 20, 2016
Bug(s): #419375
ID: 201607-16

Synopsis

arpwatch is vulnerable to the escalation of privileges.

Background

The ethernet monitor program; for keeping track of ethernet/ip address
pairings.


Affected Packages

Package: net-analyzer/arpwatch
Vulnerable: < 2.1.15-r8
Unaffected: >= 2.1.15-r8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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.

Resolution

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


References


CVE-2012-2653
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