arpwatch on Red Hat Linux contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered by an error in certain programs with limited operations not properly dropping group privileges when terminated. This may allow an attacker to gain escalated priviliges.
Local Access Required
Loss of Integrity
Currently, there are no known upgrades or patches to correct this vulnerability. It is possible to temporarily work around the flaw by implementing the following workaround: restrict access to the arpwatch program.
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