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Bug 157536 - Apache APR incorrectly requires R_OK for chdir(2)
Summary: Apache APR incorrectly requires R_OK for chdir(2)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: apr
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 156322
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-12 14:19 UTC by Brian DeFeyter
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-622
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-10-05 15:37:44 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:622 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE httpd bug fix update 2005-10-05 04:00:00 UTC

Description Brian DeFeyter 2005-05-12 14:19:41 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
The current stable httpd package in RHEL4 contains a bug in APR which requires R_OK to be present on a directory in order to read it's contents when really only X_OK is necessary.

This bug was fixed in the Apache 2.0.53 release

More information is available here:

This is somewhat of a security issue, as it requires more permissions to be set than necessary to allow httpd access to web content.

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Comment 1 Joe Orton 2005-05-12 14:22:30 UTC
Thanks for the report.

Comment 6 Brian DeFeyter 2005-07-25 20:29:23 UTC

I'm just wondering if there's going to be a patch released for this at some
point in the near future?


Comment 7 Joe Orton 2005-07-25 20:40:27 UTC
Brian, the fix is currently scheduled for inclusion in U2 - experimental test
packages are available here:

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 15:37:45 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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