CVE-2012-2653

NameCVE-2012-2653
Descriptionarpwatch 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2481-1
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs674715

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
arpwatch (PTS)jessie2.1a15-1.3fixed
stretch2.1a15-2fixed
bullseye, sid, buster2.1a15-7fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
arpwatchsource(unstable)2.1a15-1.2674715
arpwatchsourcesqueeze2.1a15-1.1+squeeze1DSA-2481-1

Notes

Debian build includes the vulnerable patch (in .diff.gz)

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