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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-113

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-113
Posted Jul 27, 2012
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-113 - 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. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

tags | advisory, root, vulnerability
systems | linux, redhat, debian, fedora, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2012-2653
MD5 | 897c6d4c9624c036d664493c68370a3b

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-113

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2012:113
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : arpwatch
Date : July 26, 2012
Affected: 2011.
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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 Linux 2011:
51fd6414ebd6a2bd77d1de0ac97029cb 2011/i586/arpwatch-2.1a15-9.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
fbe904eb6330a599714c1a255a92739e 2011/SRPMS/arpwatch-2.1a15-9.1.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2011/X86_64:
9f39bb549c746a74ff3d326d3424319b 2011/x86_64/arpwatch-2.1a15-9.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
fbe904eb6330a599714c1a255a92739e 2011/SRPMS/arpwatch-2.1a15-9.1.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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