Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157536
Apache APR incorrectly requires R_OK for chdir(2)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
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Description of problem:
The current stable httpd package in RHEL4 contains a bug in APR which requires R_OK to be present on a directory in order to read it's contents when really only X_OK is necessary.
This bug was fixed in the Apache 2.0.53 release
More information is available here: http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=30137
This is somewhat of a security issue, as it requires more permissions to be set than necessary to allow httpd access to web content.
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Thanks for the report.
I'm just wondering if there's going to be a patch released for this at some
point in the near future?
Brian, the fix is currently scheduled for inclusion in U2 - experimental test
packages are available here: http://people.redhat.com/jorton/Nahant-apr/
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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