Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Gentoo Linux: CVE-2012-2653: arpwatch: Privilege escalation

Back to Search

Gentoo Linux: CVE-2012-2653: arpwatch: Privilege escalation

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
07/12/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-analyzer-arpwatch

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;