privbind - Allow unprivileged apps to bind to a privileged port

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename privbind_1.2-1.1build1_amd64.deb
Package name privbind
Package version 1.2
Package release 1.1build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 13.74 KB
Installed size 50.00 KB
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_1.2-1.1build1_i386.deb 1.2 i386 Ubuntu Universe
privbind - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package privbind_1.2-1.1build1_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




2018-04-03 - Balint Reczey <>
privbind (1.2-1.1build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default
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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