memcached runs as nobody instead of its own user

Bug #599461 reported by Clint Byrum
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
memcached (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Clint Byrum

Bug Description

Binary package hint: memcached

Per the discussion here:

Memcached should run as its own user to isolate it further from any other daemons running as 'nobody'.

Related branches

Changed in memcached (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → maverick-alpha-2
Kees Cook (kees)
Changed in memcached (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar)
status: New → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package memcached - 1.4.5-1ubuntu1

memcached (1.4.5-1ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * Run as 'memcache' user instead of nobody (LP: #599461)
  * depend on adduser for preinst/postrm
  * create user in postinst
 -- Clint Byrum <email address hidden> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 06:37:17 -0700

Changed in memcached (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :
Changed in memcached (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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