[mod_gnutls-devel] Segfault in 0.8.1 test 24 on i386

Brian Morton rokclimb15 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 06:23:54 CET 2017

Great info!

Apache2 and libgnutls30 are slightly newer in Sid currently. I'll see if I can pin some older versions in unstable and reproduce the crash.

> On Jan 2, 2017, at 11:46 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
>> On Mon 2017-01-02 17:42:58 -0500, Brian Morton wrote:
>> I've been working on diagnosing this FTBFS bug in Ubuntu
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2/+bug/1597450.
>> Mod_gnutls fails to build on i386 due to some string format issues fixed in
>> 0.8.1. Once those simple issues are fixed, test 24 fails due to a segfault
>> in Apache. This seems to be true whether using Debian/Ubuntu sources or the
>> latest from mod_gnutls. The crash appears to be due to a buffer overflow.
>> Backtrace indicates several libs are involved including gnutls, softhsm2,
>> and p11-kit. The issue very likely is within one of those libraries rather
>> than mod_gnutls, but I'm trying to nail it down further so I thought I'd
>> start here.
> fwiw, we're not seeing these issues on debian unstable on i386 with the
> packaged version 0.8.1-1.  It looks like some sort of failure in process
> cleanup related to softhsm2, but the versions of softhsm2 (2.2.0-1) look
> like they're the same in ubuntu zesty and debian unstable.
> i haven't been able to tease out any better diagnosis myself yet, sorry!
>  --dkg

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