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RHSA-2003:174: Updated tcpdump packages fix privilege dropping error

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RHSA-2003:174: Updated tcpdump packages fix privilege dropping error

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/09/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated tcpdump packages that correctly drop privileges on startup are now available.

Tcpdump is a command-line tool for monitoring network traffic. The Red Hat tcpdump packages advertise that by default tcpdump will drop permissions to user 'pcap'. Due to a compilation error this did not happen, and tcpdump would run as root unless the '-U' flag was specified. Users of tcpdump are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain are compiled so that by default tcpdump will drop privileges to the 'pcap' user.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-tcpdump

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