"wrong" defaults in configuration of check_nrpe command

Bug #975918 reported by Michael Lamertz
This bug affects 3 people
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nagios-nrpe (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description


according to the nrpe docs, it's not recommended to use check_nrpe with parameters due to security risks.

The nrpe docs contain a check_nrpe sample configuration that follows this recommendation. This sample is included in the README.gz within package nagios-nrpe-server.

The packaged version of nagios-nrpe-plugin though makes parameterized check_nrpe the default and defines check_nrpe_1arg for parameterless checks.

I think, this reversal of defaults is misleading, breaks provided examples, and should either be switched to the upstream default or at least be documented in the README.Debian (which is not included with the nagios-nrpe-plugin package).

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nagios-nrpe (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Junkern (ulf-bjork) wrote :

Same issue in 16.04

I think this package should be recompiled with setting dont_blame_nrpe, and have it disabled in conf as default.

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Bas Couwenberg (sebastic) wrote :
Changed in nagios-nrpe (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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Bas Couwenberg (sebastic) wrote :

nagios-nrpe (3.0.1-1) includes the fix for this issue.

Changed in nagios-nrpe (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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