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Bug 19696 - Running arpwatch as non root user
Running arpwatch as non root user
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2000-10-24 12:30 EDT by Jarno Huuskonen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-10-26 07:25:29 EDT
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Patch for arpwatch-2.1a9 to drop root privs after init. (2.11 KB, patch)
2000-10-24 12:32 EDT, Jarno Huuskonen
no flags Details | Diff
Arpwatch man page patch. (826 bytes, patch)
2000-10-24 12:33 EDT, Jarno Huuskonen
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Jarno Huuskonen 2000-10-24 12:30:22 EDT

I made a patch for arpwatch-2.1a10 that allows it to drop root privileges
after opening (pcap_open_live) socket. I'm attaching the patch in case
you are interested (it adds -u command line parameter).
I'm also attaching a man page patch (by Pekka Savola) that describes
the -u parameter.

Comment 1 Jarno Huuskonen 2000-10-24 12:32:26 EDT
Created attachment 4613 [details]
Patch for arpwatch-2.1a9 to drop root privs after init.
Comment 2 Jarno Huuskonen 2000-10-24 12:33:28 EDT
Created attachment 4614 [details]
Arpwatch man page patch.
Comment 3 Daniel Roesen 2000-10-26 07:25:22 EDT
Request for inclusion of this patch strongly seconded.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2000-11-02 08:14:56 EST
Fixed (patches added) in tcpdump-3.4-32.
Comment 5 Andrew Bartlett 2000-12-31 21:31:04 EST
However arpwatch still runs as root - as stated in bug 21737 a new user/group
needs to be added for arpwatch to use.

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