Bug 215358 - Invalid permission of file /usr/sbin/suphp
Invalid permission of file /usr/sbin/suphp
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mod_suphp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Andreas Thienemann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE7Target
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Reported: 2006-11-13 12:23 EST by adhisimon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-10 16:38:43 EST
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Description adhisimon 2006-11-13 12:23:08 EST
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Description of problem:
File /usr/sbin/suphp has wrong permission . It would prevent httpd create child process because it can not read and execute it because it prevent user/group other than root/root to read and execute it (httpd runs on apache/apache)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Access a page served by mod_suphp

Actual Results:
It will get "Internal Server Error" message and httpd error log will contain:
Permission denied: couldn't create child process

Expected Results:
The page content show nicely

Additional info:
Single command to solve this problem is:
chmod o+rx /usr/sbin/suphp
Comment 1 Sitsofe Wheeler 2006-11-14 18:14:37 EST
I believe a better solution is to ensure that suphp is in the apache group.
Comment 2 Sitsofe Wheeler 2006-11-18 13:58:09 EST
Just to clarify, in the spec file I think:
%attr (4550, root, root) %{_sbindir}/suphp 
should be
%attr (4550, root, apache) %{_sbindir}/suphp

This means only root and apache will be able to run the setuid binary which is
the way that suexec does things too.
Comment 3 Andreas Thienemann 2007-03-10 16:38:43 EST
Thx, package is updates as suggested in comment #2.

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