Please update nmap to version 6

Bug #739297 reported by Bremm on 2011-03-21
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nmap (Debian)
Fix Released
nmap (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nmap

As announced here:

Nmap 5.51 Released From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:18:35 -0800

Hi folks! I'm happy to report that Nmap 5.50 has been a huge success,
with nearly 300,000 downloads in the two weeks it has been available!
That much attention inevitably uncovers some bugs, so I'm pleased to
release 5.51 to address them. Most of the bugs are pretty minor.

Nmap 5.51 source code as well as binary packages for Linux, Mac, and
Windows are now available at:

If you find any bugs, please let us know on nmap-dev as described at We're not planning another stable
release in the near term, but you can inspire one by finding a big
enough bug :).

Here is the list of changes in 5.51:

o [Ndiff] Added support for prerule and postrule scripts. [David]

o [NSE] Fixed a bug which caused some NSE scripts to fail due to the
  absence of the NSE SCRIPT_NAME environment variable when loaded.
  Michael Pattrick reported the problem. [Djalal]

o [Zenmap] Selecting one of the scan targets in the left pane is
  supposed to jump to that host in the Nmap Output in the right pane
  (but it wasn't). Brian Krebs reported this bug. [David]

o Fixed an obscure bug in Windows interface matching. If the MAC
  address of an interface couldn't be retrieved, it might have been
  used instead of the correct interface. Alexander Khodyrev reported
  the problem. [David]

o [NSE] Fixed portrules in dns-zone-transfer and ftp-proftpd-backdoor
  that used shortport functions incorrectly and always returned
  true. [Jost Krieger]

o [Ndiff] Fixed ndiff.dtd to include two elements that can be diffed:
  status and address. [Daniel Miller]

o [Ndiff] Fixed the ordering of hostscript-related elements in XML
  output. [Daniel Miller]

o [NSE] Fixed a bug in the nrpe-enum script that would make it run for
  every port (when it was selected--it isn't by default). Daniel
  Miller reported the bug. [Patrick]

o [NSE] When an NSE script sets a negative socket timeout, it now
  causes a controlled Lua stack trace instead of a fatal error.
  Vlatko Kosturjak reported the bug. [David]

o [Zenmap] Worked around an error that caused the py2app bootstrap
  executable to be non-universal even when the rest of the application
  was universal. This prevented the binary .dmg from working on
  PowerPC. Yxynaxen reported the problem. [David]

o [Ndiff] Fixed an output line that wasn't being redirected to a file
  when all other output was. [Daniel Miller]

Enjoy the new release!

Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

Hi there,

Thank you for raking the time to file a report and try to make Ubuntu better.

Unfortunately, as we are far advance in the development cycle it might be difficult to get the latest release of nmap into the archives. However, I'll try to get in touch with the maintainer and see if these would be possible given of the nature of the amount of fixes.

For this reason I'm marking this bug as triaged.


Changed in nmap (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: upgrade-software-version
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2011-08-04
Changed in nmap (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Wishlist
Changed in nmap (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nmap (Debian):
status: New → Fix Committed
kroq-gar78 (kroq-gar78) on 2012-04-24
summary: - Please update nmap: stable upstream version is 5.51
+ Please update nmap: stable upstream version is 5.52
Changed in nmap (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

What does "Fix Released" mean? Ubutnu 12.04 still only has Nmap 5.21.

James Page (james-page) wrote :

Kasper - that relates to nmap in Debian.

12.04 shipped with 5.21.

The current development release should pickup the latest version from Debian shortly.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2012-06-24
summary: - Please update nmap: stable upstream version is 5.52
+ Please update nmap to version 6
Changed in nmap (Debian):
status: Fix Released → Unknown
tags: added: desktop-upgrade
Changed in nmap (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nmap (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

nmap 6 was uploaded to Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha "Quantal Quetzal".

Changed in nmap (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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