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Bug 591237 - Rebase mod_nss in RHEL 5.6
Rebase mod_nss in RHEL 5.6
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: RHEL Product and Program Management
Ondrej Hudlicky
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Reported: 2010-05-11 13:47 EDT by Rob Crittenden
Modified: 2010-05-11 13:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-11 13:54:37 EDT
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Description Rob Crittenden 2010-05-11 13:47:27 EDT
mod_nss unknowningly relied on broken behavior in NSS prior to 3.11.9 related to forking and PKCS#11 modules. The PKCS#11 spec says that after a fork a PKCS#11 module needs to reinitialize. The old NSS soft token didn't require this but most hardware modules do. In mod_nss 1.0.3, the version in RHEL, we initialize mod_nss in the Apache parent process and the children inherit this initialization. We need to initialize NSS in each Apache child instead. This is fixed in mod_nss 1.0.8.

The Certificate System also needs some more advanced OCSP configuration that is available in 1.0.8. While these can be backported through patches the resulting mod_nss 1.0.3 code would be virtually indistinguishable from 1.0.8 and yet we would still have to carry and maintain the patches. It would be better to rebase mod_nss.
Comment 1 Rob Crittenden 2010-05-11 13:54:37 EDT
closing, apparently the rebase bug is enough.

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