privbind - Allow unprivileged apps to bind to a privileged port

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name privbind
Package version 1.2
Package release 1.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 79 B
Download size 15.18 KB
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Privbind is a utility that allows running non-root applications, only giving
them one root privilege - binding to low (<1024) ports. The aim is similar,
though using a completely different method, to "authbind".
Privbind is a completely user space solution. It has no SUID executables, and
has to be started by a root user instead.
Privbind is useful for cases where there is a need to run an untrusted program
that needs to bind to a low port, but requires no other root privilege. It is
also useful if a daemon has no capability to drop privileges itself.


Package Version Architecture Repository
privbind_1.2-1.1_i386.deb 1.2 i386 Ubuntu Universe
privbind - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package privbind_1.2-1.1_amd64.deb
Source Package privbind

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install privbind deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install privbind




2012-03-14 - Mònica Ramírez Arceda <>
privbind (1.2-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/rules:
- Move lines that copy config.sub and config.guess to before 
./configure and remove these files on clean target (Closes: #643257)
- Empty the dependency_libs field in .la file.
* debian/watch: remove unneeded comments.
* debian/copyright: remove the ending 's' of "Upstream Author".
2010-04-03 - Shachar Shemesh <>
privbind (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix "1-byte buffer overflow" <explain what you changed and why>
(Closes: #576244)
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Update the policy version.
2009-02-21 - Shachar Shemesh <>
privbind (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update the Debian standard to
* Update the common license link to include the GPL version number
* Add the "Homepage" field
2007-07-10 - Shachar Shemesh <>
privbind (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Cleanup the debian/rules file from dh_make cruft
* Fix lintian error on calling make distclean and ignoring error
2007-06-05 - Shachar Shemesh <>
privbind (0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #427605)

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