Bug 77206 - httpd crashes when there is a filename in /etc/httpd/conf.d it can't understand
httpd crashes when there is a filename in /etc/httpd/conf.d it can't understand
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-02 21:03 EST by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-15 07:11:24 EST
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-11-02 21:03:25 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
A client of mine somehow created a filename of *.conf in /etc/httpd/conf.d which
from then on caused httpd to cause on start. I ran gdb and it said

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread 8192 (LWP 4313)]
0x40234500 in apr_dir_read () from /usr/lib/libapr.so.0

Removing the file *.conf fixed the problem.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install httpd and httpd-devel
2. touch /etc/httpd/conf.d/\*.conf
3. service httpd start

Actual Results:  httpd crashes

Expected Results:  httpd to start normally or give an error message

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Comment 1 Joe Orton 2002-11-03 05:54:46 EST
Ouch - this causes the config processing to go into an infinite loop. Thanks
for the report.
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2002-11-03 06:11:52 EST
Changing the Include statement in httpd.conf to:

Include conf.d/[^*?]*.conf

is one workaround.
Comment 3 Nathan G. Grennan 2003-01-02 22:50:11 EST
Just tried this again with the httpd in Phoebe beta and it still crashes httpd
the exact same way.
Comment 4 Joe Orton 2003-01-03 07:55:29 EST
This will be fixed for the next release by making httpd ignore any filenames
which are valid wildcard patterns, so the "*.conf" file will then be skipped.

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