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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 29744] CONNECT does not work over existing SSL connection
Date Sun, 13 Sep 2009 20:55:39 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=29744

--- Comment #93 from Ruediger Pluem <rpluem@apache.org> 2009-09-13 22:55:29 CEST ---
(In reply to comment #92)
> (In reply to comment #86)

> About the other issue (Why don't we stick with direct socket communication with
> the backend)... well... my answer would be that if we use SSL that's probably
> because we do not want that traffic in clear...so having apache ignoring our
> security policy and replying directly into the socket hence bypassing the ssl
> layer is not nice (and IS buggy). I admit that the security issue is not a
> deadly one though :o) ! (but well... with some time and pain... that may be a
> nice door to something... use it as an oracle or... Shame I don't have time to
> dig and think about it...)

I still see confusion here over my comment. So I try to rephrase it:
The old code uses direct socket communication to the client *and* to the
backend.
In order to get the connection to the client encrypted the communication to the
client needed to be changed to go through the httpd connection filter stack
which
brings mod_ssl and its features in the game. I don't argue with this.
My point is the communication to the backend: There is *no* SSL encryption from
httpd side here, on the contrary it is explicitly turned off by calling
ap_proxy_ssl_disable(backconn). So where is the point of shoving all the data
through the filter stack when we do *not* want the filters to touch the data?

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