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    Debian: DSA-2481-1: arpwatch security update

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    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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