[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#773840: Bug#773840: nagios-nrpe: NRPE configured without --enable-command-args on build

Alexander Wirt formorer at debian.org
Tue Dec 23 21:44:49 UTC 2014

On Tue, 23 Dec 2014, Daniel Monotoko wrote:

> Package: nagios-nrpe-server
> Version: 2.15-1
> Severity: important
> File: nagios-nrpe
> Tags: newcomer
> Dear Maintainer,
> * What led up to the situation? - Tried to enable dont_blame_nrpe for remote commands from Nagios server/
> * What was the outcome of this action? - Command didn't work at all, NRPE still bailing because of command arguments
> * What outcome did you expect instead? - NRPE to take commands
> * The reason for this is --enable-command-args is missing from the package configuration (debian/rules)
> * This is a security issue on some hosts that aren't properly configured - but the nrpe.cfg template has dont_blame_nrpe set to 0 by default and a warning explaining what it does. 
> * Making people who need this functionality recompile is silly, as it has to be actively switched on anyway.
And people are stupid and do this without thinking. 


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