Bug 52612

Summary: Default Service Account
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: chris <christopherrowson>
Component: Win32 MSI InstallerAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Severity: normal CC: christopherrowson
Priority: P2 Keywords: MassUpdate
Version: 2.2.22   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows Server 2003   

Description chris 2012-02-06 21:58:38 UTC
When installing Apache as a service, the installer currently configures the service to run under the LocalSystem account. This account has extensive privileges on the local system and acts as the computer on the network.

Would it not make more sense to run the Apache service under the LocalService account? This account has the same level of access to resources and objects as members of the Users group. This limited access helps safeguard the system if individual services or processes are compromised. Services that run as the Local Service account access network resources as a null session without credentials.

Installing under the LocalService account and setting file and folder permissions to read/execute at the top of the Apache folder tree, with read/write/execute at the log folder seems to work fine.




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.

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.

If your report represented a question or confusion about how to use an httpd feature, an unexpected server behavior, problems building or installing httpd, or working with an external component (a third party module, browser etc.) we ask you to start by bringing your question to the User Support and Discussion mailing list, see [https://httpd.apache.org/lists.html#http-users] for details. Include a link to this Bugzilla report for completeness with your question.

If your report was clearly a defect in httpd or a feature request, we ask that you retest using a modern httpd release (2.4.33 or later) released in the past year. If it can be reproduced, please reopen this bug and change the Version field above to the httpd version you have reconfirmed with.

Your help in identifying defects or enhancements still applicable to the current httpd server software release is greatly appreciated.