Bug 51629

Summary: DocumentRoot check incorrect when running under chroot
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: Philip Pickett <phil.pickett>
Component: CoreAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Status: RESOLVED LATER    
Severity: normal CC: phil.pickett
Priority: P2 Keywords: MassUpdate
Version: 2.2.19   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   

Description Philip Pickett 2011-08-05 17:47:31 UTC
When running Apache and setting a ChrootDir, the DocumentRoot directory is checked prior to setting up the chroot jail.  What this means is that:

1) The main non-chrooted DocumentRoot is checked during started resulting in the "DocumentRoot must be a directory" error being logged and startup failing unless this unused directory exists.

2) There is no check performed for the DocumentRoot in the chroot jail during startup.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:24 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

As repeatedly announced, the Apache HTTP Server Project has discontinued all development and patch review of the 2.2.x series of releases. The final release 2.2.34 was published in July 2017, and no further evaluation of bug reports or security risks will be considered or published for 2.2.x releases. All reports older than 2.4.x have been updated to status RESOLVED/LATER; no further action is expected unless the report still applies to a current version of httpd.

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