Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 973411
mod_auth_form loses POST request body before login page can be created
Last modified: 2014-02-05 16:46:51 EST
Description of problem:
When attempting to use "Inline Login with Body Preservation" (when a POST to a
protected resource is intercepted with a login page, and then the POST is resent to the resource after the login page is submitted), the original POST body of the first request is dropped by apache.
This is an upstream bug, and I would not normally do this, but all attempts to get the httpd team to pay any attention to the bug (and the proposed fix) have failed.
I have put a test case in the upstream bug, a proposed fix, and sent numerous requests for help to the mailing lists etc. All to no avail.
There is a "unverified" fix available (made by be) in the upstream bug, but I don't have the apache internals expertise to verify it doesn't break something, but it works for me.
I use RHEL and Fedora, so I don't really care if upstream gets fixed (well, not true, but I did really try).
Upstream bug: https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=53692
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use the test case in the upstream bug.
POST is dropped, and coverted to a GET.
POST body is available to login.cgi (or whatever is rendering the login page).
Created attachment 759870 [details]
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