Bug#858373: marked as done (apache2: segfaults upon recieving bad request when using worker/event mpm and cgid errordoc)
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regarding apache2: segfaults upon recieving bad request when using worker/event mpm and cgid errordoc
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- To: Debian Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: apache2: segfaults upon recieving bad request when using worker/event mpm and cgid errordoc
- From: Brian Kroth <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:56:40 -0500
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We have some websites running on Debian Wheezy, so still using Apache
2.2.22, that are configured either in Worker or Event MPM (so are using
mod_cgid in what follows), and have a custom "ErrorDocument 400"
directive that points at a perl script for providing custom ModSecurity
I haven't dug up an older version of the package from snapshots to
confirm this, but I think that since the recently backported
HttpProtocolOptions directive to that version (BTW, where was that
announced - I had to run strings on the binary to find it), I've been
seeing a lot of segfault/coredumps registered in the Apache error logs.
After some analysis, I've found that I can reproduce the error with a
fairly trivial shell command:
# echo -ne "GET / HTTP/1.0\n" | nc $some_website 80
From the coredump, I was able to find that this line (1371) in the
cgid_handler() code in the modules/generators/mod_cgid.c source file has
a null pointer issue on the r->protocol field:
is_included = !strcmp(r->protocol, "INCLUDED");
Seems like a bit of a security issue to me.
No combination of adjustments to the HttpProtocolOptions directive
seemed to help from what I could see.
I also haven't been able to reproduce this issue on a Prefork MPM
Varying the details of the perl ErrorDocument script's implementation
don't appear to help either (eg: it still occurs even with a simple
hello world script).
The error still occurs if I disable ModSecurity, but leave the
ErrorDocument for 400 messages.
Let me know if you need any more details or have any questions.
-- Package-specific info:
List of /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/*.load:
alias auth_basic authn_file authz_default authz_groupfile
authz_host authz_user autoindex cgid deflate dir env expires
headers include info mime mod-security negotiation reqtimeout
rewrite rpaf setenvif shib2 ssl status unique_id userdir*
(A * means that the .conf file for that module is not enabled in
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.11
APT prefers oldstable
APT policy: (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages apache2 depends on:
ii apache2-mpm-worker 2.2.22-13+deb7u8
ii apache2.2-common 2.2.22-13+deb7u8
apache2 recommends no packages.
apache2 suggests no packages.
Versions of packages apache2.2-common depends on:
ii apache2-utils 2.2.22-13+deb7u8
ii apache2.2-bin 2.2.22-13+deb7u8
ii lsb-base 4.1+Debian8+deb7u1
ii mime-support 3.52-1+deb7u1
ii perl 5.14.2-21+deb7u4
ii procps 1:3.3.3-3
Versions of packages apache2.2-common recommends:
pn ssl-cert <none>
Versions of packages apache2.2-common suggests:
pn apache2-doc <none>
pn apache2-suexec | apache2-suexec-custom <none>
ii lynx-cur [www-browser] 2.8.8dev.12-2+deb7u1
-- no debconf information
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- Subject: Bug #858373: apache2: segfaults upon recieving bad request when using worker/event mpm and cgid errordoc
- From: Stefan Fritsch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 02:07:07 +0200 (CEST)
- Message-id: <alpine.DEB.email@example.com>
The fix has been released in DLA 841-2. Closing the report.
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