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

Alexander Wirt formorer at debian.org
Mon Mar 31 11:36:46 UTC 2008

reassign 473560 nagios-plugins-basic

Ron Rademaker schrieb am Monday, den 31. March 2008:

Hi Ron, 

> 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.
Nagios3 does not contain check_dhp. Reassigning to nagios-plugins-basic.

dpkg -S /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_dhcp 
nagios-plugins-basic: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_dhcp

But anyhow this is not a bug, but a documented security decision. Please see


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