Mandriva: 2013:017: arpwatch
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake 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 [More...]
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2013:017
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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 Package : arpwatch
 Date    : April 4, 2013
 Affected: Business Server 1.0
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 Problem Description:

 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.
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 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2653
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 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 d6d3c0c77705492461de769e367ec046  mbs1/x86_64/arpwatch-2.1a15-10.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm 
 2a9f7474dcb2e4e885f10c9923bd86b9  mbs1/SRPMS/arpwatch-2.1a15-10.1.mbs1.src.rpm
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