Bug 51495 - mod_substitute cpu and memory limit
Summary: mod_substitute cpu and memory limit
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_substitute (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.19
Hardware: PC NetBSD
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-07-11 00:40 UTC by Maksymilian
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Maksymilian 2011-07-11 00:40:17 UTC
In my opinion CPU and memory limit for mod_substitute is missing here.
The first problem in this module, is not limiting execution time and
memory. It allow to local denial of service. We don't need convince that
the use of PCRE is dangerous. So we need limit output time and memory in

AddOutputFilterByType SUBSTITUTE text/html
Substitute "s|(.*(!?))||if"
Jul  5 13:16:04 127 /netbsd: UVM: pid 1768 (httpd), uid 1006 killed: out
of swap

AddOutputFilterByType SUBSTITUTE text/html
Substitute "s|((.*){2222,}(.*){2222,})||iq"
[Mon Jul 11 02:57:29 2011] [notice] child pid 28 exit signal Illegal
instruction (4)

AddOutputFilterByType SUBSTITUTE text/html
Substitute "s|(.*+(.*){2222,}(.*)+(.*){22,})||iq"
Long executing time, providing to memory exhaustion
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:44 UTC
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