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From Manoj Kasichainula <man...@io.com>
Subject mod_proxy/491: Segmentation fault with unresolvable ProxyBlock hostname
Date Mon, 28 Apr 1997 00:00:05 GMT

>Number:         491
>Category:       mod_proxy
>Synopsis:       Segmentation fault with unresolvable ProxyBlock hostname
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache (Apache HTTP Project)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Apr 27 17:00:01 1997
>Originator:     manojk@io.com
>Release:        1.2b8
Red Hat Linux 4.1
Linux kernel 2.0.27
libc 5.3.12
When ProxyBlock is given an unresolvable hostname, the daemon will crash. Here
is a backtrace from gdb:
#0  0x807ef37 in set_proxy_exclude (parms=0xbffff998, dummy=0x0,
    arg=0x80a5604 "this.doesnt.exist") at mod_proxy.c:356
#1  0x8052288 in invoke_cmd (cmd=0x809a974, parms=0xbffff998, mconfig=0x0,
    args=0xbfffd95c "") at http_config.c:580
#2  0x8052669 in handle_command (parms=0xbffff998, config=0x80a4634,
    l=0xbfffd940 "ProxyBlock this.doesnt.exist") at http_config.c:677
#3  0x80526fc in srm_command_loop (parms=0xbffff998, config=0x80a4634)
    at http_config.c:690
#4  0x80528c6 in process_resource_config (s=0x80a395c,
    fname=0x80a4e5c "/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf", p=0x80a3934, ptemp=0x80a5944)
    at http_config.c:770
#5  0x80531a9 in read_config (p=0x80a3934, ptemp=0x80a5944,
    confname=0x809f8b0 "conf/httpd.conf") at http_config.c:1081
#6  0x804ed2b in main (argc=1, argv=0xbffffa54) at http_main.c:2267
#7  0x804a48b in ___crt_dummy__ ()
Insert this into httpd.conf:

ProxyBlock this.doesnt.exist

This will cause the segmentation fault
The backtrace is indicating that the line causing the seg fault is:

            new->addr.s_addr = 0;

This makes no sense to me (although I haven't checked out the code as carefully
as I should), and have a feeling that the problem is really in the
proxy_host2addr function call two lines above.

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