Bug 157536 - Apache APR incorrectly requires R_OK for chdir(2)
Apache APR incorrectly requires R_OK for chdir(2)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: apr (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-05-12 10:19 EDT by Brian DeFeyter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-622
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 11:37:44 EDT
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Description Brian DeFeyter 2005-05-12 10:19:41 EDT
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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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Comment 1 Joe Orton 2005-05-12 10:22:30 EDT
Thanks for the report.
Comment 6 Brian DeFeyter 2005-07-25 16:29:23 EDT

I'm just wondering if there's going to be a patch released for this at some
point in the near future?

Comment 7 Joe Orton 2005-07-25 16:40:27 EDT
Brian, the fix is currently scheduled for inclusion in U2 - experimental test
packages are available here: http://people.redhat.com/jorton/Nahant-apr/
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 11:37:45 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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