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Mandriva: Updated nmap packages to resolve issue using nmap as root Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake The version of nmap shipped with Mandriva Linux 2007 was built against the system copies of the libpcap and libdnet libraries. However, nmap actually requires changes to be made to these libraries which have not yet been made to the upstream versions, and consequently should be compiled against its own built-in copies of these libraries. This problem causes nmap not to work as the root user: it would simply freeze up. The updated package fixes this problem. It also fixes the menu entry for the package.
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Mandriva Linux Advisory                                   MDKA-2007:005
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Package : nmap
 Date    : January 11, 2007
 Affected: 2007.0
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Problem Description:
 
 The version of nmap shipped with Mandriva Linux 2007 was built against
 the system copies of the libpcap and libdnet libraries. However, nmap
 actually requires changes to be made to these libraries which have not
 yet been made to the upstream versions, and consequently should be
 compiled against its own built-in copies of these libraries. This
 problem causes nmap not to work as the root user: it would simply
 freeze up. The updated package fixes this problem. It also fixes the
 menu entry for the package.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:
 
 http://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22559
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Updated Packages:
 
 Mandriva Linux 2007.0:
 519efd6ded4f5b1d0c94a1bf3fc40a5d  2007.0/i586/nmap-4.11-2.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
 295c5340d13334c278936c6dbb063ad4  2007.0/i586/nmap-frontend-4.11-2.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm 
 51c740bee5eaac3231f2706138b68220  2007.0/SRPMS/nmap-4.11-2.1mdv2007.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64:
 7cc200adb7e54af83c70793b56367f44  2007.0/x86_64/nmap-4.11-2.1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm
 515db9f1112008580e09bfe2d9d48902  2007.0/x86_64/nmap-frontend-4.11-2.1mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm 
 51c740bee5eaac3231f2706138b68220  2007.0/SRPMS/nmap-4.11-2.1mdv2007.0.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
  
 
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