82752 : arpwatch Unspecified Group Privilege Escalation
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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.


Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Workaround
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Coordinated Disclosure


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.


Craig Leres
arpwatch on Red Hat Linux



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 10.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-07-13 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2


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