Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42514
iptraf from iptraf-2.4.0-1.i386.rpm (rawhide) isn't executable.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
The binaries: "iptraf" and "rvnamed" in the iptraf-2.4.0-1.i386.rpm
(rawhide) package, does not have the right permissions. Therefore the
program can not be executed.
The program is installed with octal permission 100600 (read & write).
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -Uvh iptraf-2.4.0-1.i386.rpm
bash: /usr/bin/iptraf: Permission denied
The program "iptraf" should start.
This bug is submitted in the "Red Hat 7.1 Powertools" section, and not in
the otherwise more appropriate "Red Hat Rawhide" section, since it was
impossible to choose "iptraf" as a component there. (How about a Red Hat
Rawhide Powertools section?)
The workaround for the rpm version, is simply to give appropriate
executable permissions to the files /usr/bin/iptraf and /usr/bin/rvnamed.
For security reasons, probably only root should be able to use this
program on multi-user systems.
Fixed in iptraf-2.4.0-3.i386.rpm