arpspoof from dsniff package not working on 16.04

Bug #1740302 reported by Kevin Gage on 2017-12-27
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dsniff (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release: 16.04

apt-cache policy dsniff
  Installed: 2.4b1+debian-22.1
  Candidate: 2.4b1+debian-22.1
  Version Table:
 *** 2.4b1+debian-22.1 500
        500 xenial/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

On a clean install of 16.04 server or desktop with the dsniff package installed running the following command results in no output and no packets generated. Tested on multiple systems and multiple networks. Ran packet capture to verify traffic was not generated. The same command on Ubuntu 17.10 generates output and packets as expected.

sudo arpspoof -c both

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: dsniff 2.4b1+debian-22.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-104.127-generic 4.4.98
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-104-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.14
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Dec 27 15:22:06 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-21 (36 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 16.04.3 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20170801)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: dsniff
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Kevin Gage (gageke) wrote :
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Kevin Gage (gageke) wrote :

This is my first bug report please let me know if I did anything wrong or if I can provide any more info to be helpful. Thank you!

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Kevin Gage (gageke) wrote :

After some more testing it looks like this is a duplicate of bug Bug #1176347 back from 2013. It exists in 16.04 but not in 17.10.

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