Bug #3099


SIGSEGV in early SSL_read() API call (misconfigured lighttpd.conf)

Added by ThomasDevoogdt over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Lighttpd crashes if an API call is performed relatively fast after a reboot.
If I do the same API calls a bit later, then I don't see those crashes.
I can't tell you the exact reproduction steps, but I discovered them while doing reboot tests.

This is a regression that I saw while rebasing Buildroot from 2020.02.7 to 2021.02.4.

lighttpd 1.4.55 --> 1.4.58
I also tested version 1.4.59 to be sure that isn't applicable.

Used SSL libs:
libressl 3.2.5 --> 3.2.5 (same version)
libopenssl 1.1.1g --> 1.1.1k

Strace output:

accept4(5<socket:[5859]>, {sa_family=AF_INET, sin_port=htons(56950), sin_addr=inet_addr("<ip>")}, [112->16], SOCK_CLOEXEC|SOCK_NONBLOCK) = 8<socket:[11907]>
gettimeofday({tv_sec=1630501034, tv_usec=205162}, NULL) = 0
read(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>", 5) = 5
read(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>"..., 183) = 183
gettimeofday({tv_sec=1630501034, tv_usec=206804}, NULL) = 0
write(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>"..., 1277) = 1277
read(8<socket:[11907]>, 0xc76bb, 5)     = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
epoll_ctl(7<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>, EPOLL_CTL_ADD, 8<socket:[11907]>, {EPOLLIN|EPOLLERR|EPOLLHUP|EPOLLRDHUP, {u32=729704, u64=850296151155304}}) = 0
accept4(5<socket:[5859]>, 0xbed53bd8, [112], SOCK_CLOEXEC|SOCK_NONBLOCK) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
gettimeofday({tv_sec=1630501034, tv_usec=344363}, NULL) = 0
epoll_wait(7<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>, [{EPOLLIN, {u32=729704, u64=850296151155304}}], 1025, 1000) = 1
read(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>", 5) = 5
read(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>"..., 102) = 102
read(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>", 5) = 5
read(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>", 1)        = 1
read(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>", 5) = 5
read(8<socket:[11907]>, "<data>"..., 40) = 40
--- SIGSEGV {si_signo=SIGSEGV, si_code=SEGV_MAPERR, si_addr=0x10} ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
mna-240-2530066145 # client_loop: send disconnect: Broken pipe

Adding some logs learned me that it goes wrong in an SSL_read call:

Let me know where I can help.

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Has duplicate Bug #3098: SIGSEGV in early SSL_read() API call (misconfigured lighttpd.conf)DuplicateActions
Actions #1

Updated by gstrauss over 1 year ago

  • Has duplicate Bug #3098: SIGSEGV in early SSL_read() API call (misconfigured lighttpd.conf) added
Actions #2

Updated by gstrauss over 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from SIGSEGV in early API call to SIGSEGV in early SSL_read() API call (misconfigured lighttpd.conf)
  • Category deleted (core)
  • Status changed from New to Invalid

A stack trace at the point of the crash would be useful.

Have you configured the buildroot to save core files when a program crashes?

Since you said the crash occurs in SSL_read(), you might also install the debugging symbols for the openssl library, so that you can get better information in the core file from the stack trace.


Another alternative to test is using an alternative TLS library, such as mbedTLS with lighttpd mod_mbedtls, or wolfSSL with lighttpd mod_wolfssl.


All that said, based on your previous post (#3097), have you considered that there is a MUCH, MUCH higher probability that you are doing something wrong which causes the crash, than that there is a bug in a TLS library? Please see How to get support Notice that you have failed to provide critically important information such as your lighttpd.conf with lighttpd -f /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf -p. A problem that occassionally comes up (which has a better warning in the upcoming lighttpd 1.4.60) is that you have misconfigured TLS in your lighttpd.conf by placing $SERVER["socket"] config in a nested condition. There are warnings in the lighttpd Configuration: File Syntax and in lighttpd TLS docs. See also #3096.

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Actions #3

Updated by gstrauss over 1 year ago

To be helpful to others, please post where you found the incorrect lighttpd TLS syntax. If on stackoverflow, please post the link and I'll correct the poster.


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