|Summary:||LD_LIBRARY_PATH is missing in CGI scripts environment|
|Product:||Red Hat Software Collections||Reporter:||Petr Pisar <ppisar>|
|Component:||httpd24||Assignee:||Luboš Uhliarik <luhliari>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||BaseOS QE - Apps <qe-baseos-apps>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Known Issue|
When SELinux is enabled, the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable is not passed through to CGI scripts invoked by httpd. As a consequence, it is impossible to invoke executables from Software Collections enabled in the /opt/rh/httpd24/service-environment file from CGI scripts run by httpd. To work around this problem, set LD_LIBRARY_PATH as desired from within the CGI script.
|Last Closed:||2017-03-17 11:23:42 UTC||Type:||Bug|
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Description Petr Pisar 2016-10-07 13:03:55 UTC
Comment 1 Petr Pisar 2016-10-07 13:23:40 UTC
I tried to put "PassEnv LD_LIBRARY_PATH" on various places, but without success. It will never show in the environment. While "SetEnv FOO BAR" written on next line in the httpd configuration works.
Comment 2 Petr Pisar 2016-10-10 10:57:12 UTC
It looks like the LD_LIBRARY_PATH is handled specially in mod_cgi. If I add these directives into /opt/rh/httpd24/root/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf to pass all variable set when enabling rh-perl524 (scl enable rh-perl524 '/usr/bin/env | grep rh-perl | sort'): PassEnv LD_LIBRARY_PATH PassEnv MANPATH PassEnv PATH PassEnv X_SCLS Then all of them except LD_LIBRARY_PATH will be passed. I guess mod_cgi treats LD_LIBRARY_PATH specially. And all of that despite mod_env documentnation <http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/mod_env.html#passenv>.
Comment 3 Petr Pisar 2016-10-10 13:40:18 UTC
I suspect httpd to execute a CGI script via /sbin/suexec that is SUID, so ld-linux.so will ignore the LD_LIBRARY_PATH when linking /sbin/suexec. But in addition it will remove the variable from the environment, thus /sbin/suexec's child, the CGI script, will miss the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable.
Comment 4 Petr Pisar 2016-10-10 15:12:26 UTC
If you could not find a proper fix, we would have to rebuild all collections to use RPATH in all of their ELF executable programs.
Comment 5 Joe Orton 2017-01-17 15:32:44 UTC
How were you enabling perl524 in service-environment, Petr? I can't reproduce this, vanilla httpd.conf. [root@virt-el7sclY ~]# grep -v ^# /opt/rh/httpd24/service-environment HTTPD24_HTTPD_SCLS_ENABLED="httpd24 rh-perl524" [root@virt-el7sclY ~]# rpm -q httpd24-httpd httpd24-httpd-2.4.18-11.el7.x86_64 [root@virt-el7sclY ~]# rpm -V httpd24-httpd [root@virt-el7sclY ~]# curl -s http://localhost/cgi-bin/ptest | grep LD_LI LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/rh/rh-perl524/root/usr/lib64:/opt/rh/httpd24/root/usr/lib64 The special case in httpd is to ensure specifically that LD_LIBRARY_PATH *is* passed through to CGI scripts as-is. You're right the suexec case will fail to pass through LD_LIBRARY_PATH, though, but suexec is *not* used by default (and is relatively rare these days). I know some people patch suexec to allow passing LD_LIBRARY_PATH... not sure what the right thing is there.
Comment 6 Petr Pisar 2017-01-17 16:36:17 UTC
I have the same versions as you and I have the very same line as you in the /opt/rh/httpd24/service-environment. I purged all the SCL packages and the /opt directory, installed packages the script and the service-environment again, and I still can reproduce it. I will try it again in a different virtual machine.
Comment 7 Joe Orton 2017-01-17 16:56:52 UTC
Hmmm, weird. Can you check whether LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set in one of the httpd child processes when httpd24-httpd is running via /proc/XXXX/environ?
Comment 8 Joe Orton 2017-01-17 17:02:48 UTC
Ah ha. I had SELinux permissive mode on for httpd_t. Without permissive mode, I can reproduce.
Comment 9 Joe Orton 2017-01-17 17:24:27 UTC
I believe this is a deliberate result of SELinux policy, which clears LD_LIBRARY_PATH across the domain transition when the CGI script is exec'd (setting the "AT_SECURE" flag). https://email@example.com/message/EQABLLVU4CS5H6AT56D7D5SQAXIZFZBH/ I'm not totally sure this is an appropriate default for the httpd_t->httpd_sys_script_t transition *for the httpd24 SCL*, but we don't have separate SELinux policy for httpd in RHSCL to base-RHEL. It's one line of policy to over-rule this, and this isn't something people are hitting frequently (I guess), just documenting it is an option.