Upstream information

CVE-2012-2653 at MITRE


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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 10
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 764521 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • arpwatch >= 2.1a15-
openSUSE 11.4
  • arpwatch >= 2.1a15-143.1
  • arpwatch-debuginfo >= 2.1a15-143.1
  • arpwatch-debugsource >= 2.1a15-143.1
  • arpwatch-ethercodes-build >= 2.1a15-143.1

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SLES_LTSS-10-SP4 arpwatch Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 arpwatch Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS arpwatch Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Business All-in-One arpwatch Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 arpwatch Released