Bug 52377

Summary: Add Directives to assert user, group, and permissions on SSL certificate private key file
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: Eric Rath <ericrrath>
Component: mod_sslAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Status: RESOLVED LATER    
Severity: enhancement Keywords: MassUpdate
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.2.21   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description Eric Rath 2011-12-20 22:06:12 UTC
Add optional directives "SSLCertificateKeyFileUser", "SSLCertificateKeyFileGroup",  and "SSLCertificateKeyFilePerms", supported in same places as "SSLCertificateKeyFile".  When present, check the user, group, and/or perms of the private key file in question, and if any assertions fail, then log error, or even fail configtest/startup.

The motivation is have httpd optionally ensure private keys are not any more visible on filesytem than necessary.  This idea is borrowed from ssh's similar check on private keys.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:12 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.

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