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Bug 123549 - httpd process name overwritten by mod_perl bug
httpd process name overwritten by mod_perl bug
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: mod_perl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Fedora Legacy Bugs
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Reported: 2004-05-19 05:58 EDT by Nathan Ollerenshaw
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-13 10:12:21 EDT
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Description Nathan Ollerenshaw 2004-05-19 05:58:28 EDT
Description of problem:
There is some overflow in 1.99_12 which causes the process name in the ps list to be 
overwritten with bogus values.

For example, /usr/sbin/httpd will be overwritten to be /usr/sbin/-e

Not cool, and indicates possible buffer overflow.

I fixed the problem by download the SRPM for 1.99_12, downloading the source fo 
1.99_13 from the perl.apache.org site, and updating the spec file then recompiling. The 
symptoms went away.

I'm marking this as High severity because it could be indicative of a severe memory leak - 
under testing with a complex mod_perl webapp (@mail) I found a process with over 1GB of 
memory assigned to it. After upgrading mod_perl this problem went away.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora core 2 (or core 1)
2. Install mod_perl
3. run some mod_perl app and watch the process name get overwritten

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nathan Ollerenshaw 2004-05-24 22:28:05 EDT
mod_perl-1.99_14 has been released. It fixes some important bugs, nothing security 
related that I can see - still, if you guys are going to rebuild this package, might be good 
idea to go to 14.
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2005-04-11 18:20:53 EDT
[Bulk move of FC2 bugs to Fedora Legacy. See
Comment 3 Pekka Savola 2005-11-16 08:15:14 EST
This doesn't seem to be important enough to fix just on its own, so mark it DEFER.

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