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Debian: DSA-2481-1: arpwatch security update

Date 02 Jun 2012
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Steve Grubb from Red Hat discovered that a patch for arpwatch (as shipped at least in Red Hat and Debian distributions) in order to make it drop root privileges would fail to do so and instead add the root group to the list of the daemon uses.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2481-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                         Yves-Alexis Perez
June 2, 2012                           https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : arpwatch
Vulnerability  : fails to drop supplementary groups
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-2653
Debian Bug     : 674715

Steve Grubb from Red Hat discovered that a patch for arpwatch (as shipped at
least in Red Hat and Debian distributions) in order to make it drop root
privileges would fail to do so and instead add the root group to the list of
the daemon uses.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1a15-1.1+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1a15-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1a15-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your arpwatch packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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