AH00526 when using long ProxyPass worker name

Bug #1668474 reported by Brian Morton on 2017-02-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Apache2 Web Server
apache2 (Debian)
apache2 (Ubuntu)
Brian Morton

Bug Description

When using a long ProxyPass worker name such as unix:///var/php-fpm/146527084714328.sock|fcgi://localhost/home/mysite/domains/subdomain.com/public_html/$1 Apache issues the fatal error AH00526 and refuses to proceed during reload. This is a typical configuration generated by Virtualmin for a subdomain running php-fpm.

A couple of workarounds are available using mod_rewrite, but they do not use connection pooling for the proxy and aren't available for packaged solutions like Virtualmin. The patch from trunk is fairly straightforward.

Changed in apache2:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Brian Morton (rokclimb15)
Brian Morton (rokclimb15) wrote :

Patch attached for trusty. Unsure how to generate a debdiff in this case.

The attachment "Patch for trusty" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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tags: added: patch
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Brian, thank you for the patch.

Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates for information on getting Trusty updated. If this patch qualifies to land in Trusty, then please follow as much as you can of https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Procedure. In particular, we need to make sure this bug is fixed in Zesty first.

It would be also helpful to know if this impacts Xenial, as I don't think it would be appropriate to fix Trusty without also fixing Xenial (otherwise users will regress when they upgrade).

Don't worry about the debdiff. Your patch is simple enough that we can convert it when we're ready to upload.

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: server-next
Brian Morton (rokclimb15) wrote :

Hi Robie, this fix is in Apache SVN trunk but isn't in upstream stable 2.4 release branch yet so all Ubuntu versions will be affected. In addition, no such patch exists in Debian source. https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-apache/apache2.git/tree/modules/proxy/mod_proxy.h#n350 and https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-apache/apache2.git/tree/debian/patches

I think the best bet is to add it as a debian patch for Zesty and coordinate it with the Debian Apache maintainers until it lands in a stable upstream release. I adjusted the line number in the patch so it should apply cleanly against Zesty.

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