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Bug 59261 - suexec clears SSL variables
suexec clears SSL variables
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-02-04 01:57 EST by Zvi Har'El
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-02 15:34:29 EST
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Description Zvi Har'El 2002-02-04 01:57:44 EST
Description of Problem:
CGI scripts running with suexec in a HTTPS virtual host, do not get the
environment varaibles HTTPS=on and those starting with SSL_

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
apache-1.3.22-2, mod_ssl-2.8.5-1

How Reproducible:
Run the CGI script in a HTTPS Virtual server

echo "Content-Type: text/plain"

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Additional Information:
The reason this doesn't work is that /usr/sbin/suexec is compiled without
-DMOD_SSL flag, so that HTTP_ variables are not cleaned, but HTTPS and SSL_ are.
Installing mod_ssl does not replace suexec. It should be compiled with the
-DMOD_SSL even in a non-ssl environment - it does not fringe the security. This
is being discussed in the apache-dev mailing list and the compilation flag is
being dropped in apache 2.0
Comment 1 Brian Brock 2002-04-02 15:34:21 EST
Verified fixed in 1.3.23-8.

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