[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#473560: nagios3: check_dhcp unusable in normal setup due to missing setuid

Ron Rademaker ron at ttvavanti.nl
Mon Mar 31 11:21:30 UTC 2008

Package: nagios3
Version: 3.0~rc2-1-1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

The check_dhcp plugin in nagios is currently unusable as it tries to
bind to a network interface. Nagios runs by default as a dedicated
nagios user, as it should. The check_dhcp plugin should be installed
setuid so the nagios user can bind to the network interface and check
dhcp servers.


chmod u+s /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_dhcp

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-5-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages nagios3 depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.7-5             GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgd2-xpm             2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-1 GD Graphics Library version 2
ii  libjpeg62              6b-14             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libperl5.8             5.8.8-12          Shared Perl library
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.15~beta5-3    PNG library - runtime
ii  nagios3-common         3.0~rc2-1-1       support files for nagios3
ii  perl                   5.8.8-12          Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

nagios3 recommends no packages.

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